Omega Seiki Mobility (OSM) and Log9 Materials an advanced battery technology have announced a new strategic partnership to deploy 10,000 Rage+ electric three-wheeler in Tier 2 and 3 markets.
As part of the alliance, these electric three-wheeler cargo loaders will be able to use Log9’s state-of-the-art InstaCharging stations that can charge a vehicle completely within 35 minutes, as compared to up to 3.5 hours taken by conventional e-3Ws. Both parties will facilitate INR 150 crore investment in setting up fast-charging infrastructure across the country by FY 2024
According to the partners, one out of five customers of e-commerce platforms originate from tier 2 and 3 cities. For small loads, these e-3Ws are fast becoming a preferred choice for last-mile delivery, the company said.
Uday Narang, founder and chairman, Omega Seiki Mobility said, “Currently, the last-mile delivery ecosystem is growing leaps and bounds, switching to EVs in tier 2 and 3 becomes a must to counter environmental concerns due to vehicular emissions as two-third of India resides in tier 2, 3 and smaller towns. E-three-wheelers, owing to their low operating and maintenance costs along with zero tail-pipe emissions, make an economically viable and environmentally friendly option for commercial use for these cities.”
Dr. Akshay Singhal, founder and CEO, Log9 Materials adds, “We firmly believe that India’s vision to turn into a fully EV-led nation by 2030 cannot be met unless the tier 2 I and 3 cities and towns join the movement and add further fuel to the nation’s e-mobility and clean energy transition.”
Vivek Dhawan, director, Marketing, Sales, and Service, Omega Seiki Mobility said, “We are looking towards developing a cohesive ecosystem for EV users across the country. We are going hyperlocal with the presence of public rapid charging infrastructure, thereby democratising the instant availability of these chargers eliminating range anxiety.”