Tata Power-DDL, Sun Mobility to setup EV battery swapping stations in New Delhi

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 26 Mar 2021

Tata Power-DDL, one of India’s leading power distribution utility service provider has partnered Bangalore-headquartered Sun Mobility, a leading provider of an energy infrastructure platform and services for electric vehicles (EVs) to set up a network of ‘Battery Swap Points’ across North and North-West Delhi.

In collaboration with Tata Power-DDL, a joint venture of Tata Power and government of NCT of Delhi, Sun Mobility has launched the first Swap Point with two quick interchange stations in the Azadpur area, one of the busiest marketplaces of the capital. The stations were inaugurated by Jasmine Shah, vice-chairperson of Dialogue and Development Commission Delhi. Given the volume of electric two and three-wheelers in the area, the partnership aims at setting up a broad network of battery swapping infrastructure that makes swapping accessible to customers at the same scale and ease as conventional refuelling.

Commenting on this partnership, Ganesh Srinivasan, CEO, Tata Power-DDL said, “Tata Power-DDL is happy to join hands with Sun Mobility for setting up a network of battery swap points in the national capital. We are committed to a clean and pollution free Delhi and believe we can power the ‘Switch Delhi’ campaign in a big way in order to establish Delhi as the EV capital of India. Together, we will accelerate the pace of EV adoption across vehicle segments, in this Megapolis with one of the highest vehicle densities in the country, especially in the mass category of cars, two-wheelers, public/shared transport vehicles and good carriers.”

By creating an extensive network of swap points across Delhi, the partners aim to support the ‘Switch Delhi’ campaign via affordable, low-cost electric two- and three-wheelers that can swap batteries within minutes, to get limitless range for its drivers and support the growing eco-friendly economy.

Jasmine Shah said, “This initiative is perfectly in line with the CM’s vision to make Delhi the EV capital of India. We are very clear that zero-emission is the future, and it’s nice to see private players like Sun Mobility and Tata Power-DDL matching the governments ambition, with such innovative models, such as battery swapping, to help make this a reality.”

Ajay Goel, co-founder and executive director, Sun Mobility said, “Delhi government’s innovative EV policy and ‘Switch Delhi’ campaign is leading the country in its endeavour to accelerate mass EV adoption. We look forward to working with Tata Power-DDL, India’s leading power distribution utility, to set up our cutting-edge energy infrastructure platform that makes EV’s affordable, accessible and range anxiety-free, for a pollution-free future.”

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