Power Global launches eZee swappable battery in India, plans EV retrofit kits soon

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 31 Aug 2021


Power Global, a leading provider of high-performance clean energy and mobility products for everyday applications, has introduced its first mass-market product, the eZee swappable battery for light mobility vehicles in India today. The eZee swappable battery is targeted at two- and three-wheeled vehicles, including auto-rickshaws in India. 

The launch of the eZee product line marks the global debut of Power Global, founded by Romeo Power co-founder and former SpaceX engineer Porter Harris and international auto industry veteran Pankaj Dubey, with a mission to provide electric vehicle and clean energy products to global markets that have been left behind in the world’s push toward electrification. 

“We are on a mission to improve access to clean energy solutions in India and other emerging markets by sharing our collective years of expertise in bringing affordable battery technology to market,” said Pankaj Dubey, co-founder, and CEO of Power Global’s India subsidiary.

He added, “While the eZee will give light mobility vehicles new life, it also represents a path to help build local economies with direct and indirect job creation, while supporting evolving regional environmental goals, such as India’s FAME II mandates.”

“The demand that we see in emerging markets is greater than those experienced by the United States, as millions of drivers are limited by options to affordably switch to electric mobility,” said Porter Harris, CEO, and founder of Power Global. “With our team’s breadth and depth of experience, there is a major opportunity to bring affordable, high-performance electric vehicle technology to these communities to serve new markets while helping these regions improve air quality and ultimately their quality of life.”

The company’s first facilities include its in-country battery production plant, located on the site of a former Honda facility (Honda Logistics India) in Greater Noida, and its R&D lab and battery manufacturing facility in Pasadena, California, which will focus on new product innovations for electric vehicles and stationary storage applications.

Soon to be the largest leading domestic manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries in India, Power Global’s initial facilities position the company to easily serve neighboring markets in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Egypt, and Nigeria as well as other locations in Southeast Asia and Africa. 

Following the launch of the eZee battery module, Power Global will announce its first line of retrofit kits to convert diesel- and petrol-fueled auto rickshaws into zero-emissions electric vehicles. The swappable eZee battery module will also power future product lines, including upcoming applications for second-life stationary storage and automotive sectors.