Battery Smart partners with Zepto to deploy 1000 EVs by FY25

The strategic collaboration will provide Zepto’s EV delivery partners access to Battery Smart’s nationwide network of over 1000 battery swapping stations, enabling two-minute battery swaps across 30 plus cities.

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Battery Smart partners with Zepto to deploy 1000 EVs by FY25

Battery Smart, a battery swapping network for electric two and three-wheelers, has partnered with Zepto to deploy 10,000 new electric vehicles to its fleet by this financial year.  

The collaboration will provide Zepto’s EV delivery partners access to Battery Smart’s nationwide network of 1000+ battery swapping stations, enabling two-minute battery swaps across 30+ cities.

Currently, EVs hold a notable 20% share in India’s last-mile delivery market, a trend that aligns with the Government’s target of achieving 30% electrification of the country's vehicle fleet by 2030, the press release noted. 

Yogiraj Gogia, Senior Director of Partnerships and Fleet Business, Battery Smart,
said, “Zepto's growth over the past year has been remarkable, and now, with access to our growing network of swap stations, we look forward to seeing it scale even further by deploying more EVs to its fleet.” 

Partners can take advantage of the reduced capital expenditure involved in purchasing an EV without a battery and instead utilise Battery Smart’s Battery-as-a-service (BaaS) model, which will significantly enhance affordability and accessibility to electric mobility. 

“Our association with Battery Smart gives us access to the country’s largest network of battery swapping stations, ensuring our delivery partners are always in proximity to a swap station, with zero wait time. This will also empower partners to save time, complete more deliveries, and ultimately increase their earnings,”
added Vikas Sharma, COO, Zepto. 

With a nationwide footprint, Battery Smart has strategically set up stations in Tier 1, 2, and 3 cities across Haryana, NCR (National Capital Region), Karnataka, Rajasthan, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, and most recently, Maharashtra. By leveraging Battery Smart’s battery swapping solution, Zepto’s delivery partners will enjoy zero charging downtimes, resulting in no delayed deliveries or revenue loss, the release further noted. 

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