Sun Mobility’s MaaS to power Zypp Electric’s 10,000 e2Ws and e3Ws across India

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 08 Sep 2021

Bangalore-based Sun Mobility a leading provider of energy infrastructure and services for electric vehicles has partnered with Zypp Electric, a leading EV logistics company for urban last-mile delivery vehicles.

On August 26, Sun Mobility Sun Mobility launched Mobility as a Service (MaaS) business as part of its strategy to to accelerate EV adoption in the country. The partnership with Zypp Electric is the first under the MaaS offering, under which the partners have already deployed electric three-wheeler cargo vehicles in Delhi/NCR and plans to expand to ten other cities soon. The partnership aims to deploy 10,000 EVs across various platforms over the next few years.

As part of the understanding, Zypp will benefit with a state-of-the-art electric mobility solution comprising leading cargo vehicle models integrated with smart batteries and access to a wide network of Sun Mobility’s Swap Points. The offering will use a pay-per-use plan bundled with unlimited battery swaps. Zypp will be able to scale up its fleet operations in an asset-light manner without worrying about battery and charging infrastructure.

Sun Mobility’s says its innovative offering gives it an edge with the lowest cost and highest fleet uptime through a 2-minute swap. The interoperability of battery swapping infrastructure across electric vehicles will empower Zypp with flexibility of vehicle models across the fleet using common battery swapping infrastructure. The telematics data and analytics from these connected batteries brings in operations efficiency.

Akash Gupta, co-founder and CEO, Zypp Electric, said, “In our pursuit to serve the fast-growing last-mile delivery segment we are delighted to have partnered with Sun Mobility under their MaaS model. This has enabled us to rapidly electrify and deploy our fleet of vehicles with benefits like an unlimited number of kilometres on road, no downtime for charging, no high upfront capital and other issues about maintenance and warranties. Zypp and Sun Mobility share some great synergies and we are looking forward to scaling this partnership with EVs in various models across the country.”

Chetan Maini, co-Founder and chairman, Sun Mobility said, “With Zypp we are on the verge of transforming urban last-mile delivery. Our smart mobility solution enables various types of electric vehicles to be commercially deployed by using a common energy infrastructure. EVs in last-mile delivery are the fastest-growing segment with over 10% penetration (monthly sales) in the three-wheeler cargo segment. Our comprehensive MaaS offering can enable fleet operators to adapt e-mobility in an accelerated manner. We aim to deploy 10,000 EVs with Zypp on our platform across the country.”

Sun Mobility aims to onboard over a million vehicles by 2025 accelerated through its MaaS offering. It has already commenced solution deployment in e-commerce and goods delivery segments across major cities such as Delhi NCR, Bangalore, and Chandigarh and plans to further expand to other cities across the country. The company has onboarded hundreds of such vehicles across multiple fleet operators and has a robust order book to deploy thousands more.

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