VoltUp, a startup that offers battery-as-a-service (BaaS), announced it had partnered with BSNL to set up battery swapping stations for electric vehicles in the country.
The company stated that the initial four locations for battery swapping stations under the partnership will be located in Gurugram. This will enable an infrastructure of more than 150 charging docks.
The project will eventually be extended to other cities in Haryana, and 30 more locations by the year-end.
The company stated that the partnership between VoltUp & BSNL would expand to cities with high automobile density to encourage last-mile connectivity agents to use electric two- or three-wheelers in daily life.
“In cities, space can be a constraint, and availability of charging points can prove difficult, both for electric two-wheelers and electric three-wheelers.”
Nikhil Mathur, VoltUp Circle Business Head, said that BSNL was a pioneer in connecting customers with technology. “Consumers can experience the transition from urban mobility to green mobility with this partnership,” he stated.
According to Ganesh Chandra, General Manager of BSNL, the partnership with VoltUp will open new avenues for promoting clean energy adoption and reducing carbon emissions.
For battery swapping in India to succeed, it is vital that there be a dense network of charging stations. He said that although we have started with four locations in Gurugram we will expand the partnership to other cities by the end of the year.
VoltUp now boasts 110 charging stations and more than 1,300 charging docks in 10 cities and 8 states, thanks to the addition of Gurugram. VoltUp plans to have around 2000 stations by the end of 2024 according to the company.