Bangalore-based mobility company Bounce, which is set to launch its first electric scooter christened ‘Bounce Infinity’ on December 2, has formed a strategic partnership with Park+ to set up more than 3,500 battery swapping stations across 10 cities in India.
The company says the battery swapping stations will be available at locations like residential societies, key parking spaces, malls and corporate offices among others for customers to find the nearest swapping station on their Bounce App or Park+ app.
The Bounce Infinity e-scooter is being introduced with ‘Battery as a service’ option, which will allow customers to swap near-empty batteries with a charged battery under a minute.
Vivekananda Hallakere, co-founder and CEO, Bounce said, “Our objective is to have our battery swapping stations to be within one kilometre of wherever you are and to enable this we have partnered with Park+. This partnership is in line with our effort to build a battery swapping infrastructure for a million+ scooters in the next 24 months.”
Amit Lakhotia, founder and CEO, Park+ said, “Park+ is on a mission to revolutionise automotive users’ experience through a technology-enabled ecosystem of solutions. Tomorrow’s automotive scene will be driven by EVs because of their advantages across the board. Absence of charging infrastructure is the biggest roadblock holding back widespread EV proliferation. We are committed to scaling up charging infrastructure at a rapid pace through our network of solutions across corporate parks, shopping malls and residential apartments.”