The swappable battery technology is expected to relieve users of EV-related anxieties of range and recharge time
Piaggio Vehicles Pvt Ltd today announced it has entered into a partnership with SUN Mobility to manufacture commercial electric vehicles (EV) with the latter’s swappable battery technology. As part of the strategic tie-up, SUN Mobility will support Piaggio with its Smart Batteries and Quick Interchange Stations, the company noted.
The upcoming EV range from Piaggio will have smart swappable batteries with advanced lithium-ion technology, the company said. It added that these batteries will improve the overall efficiency of the vehicles with better pickup, and increased mileage. The network of quick interchange stations will enable drivers of these electric three-wheelers to swap their batteries in less than two minutes. This will address concerns around range limitations and long refuelling time, Piaggo added.
Diego Graffi, Managing Director and CEO, Piaggio Vehicles, said the company is happy to partner with SUN Mobility to integrate their swappable battery technology in its upcoming range of EVs. Piaggio believes in providing path-breaking solutions in the last mile transportation segment, and it is committed to provide best-in-class offerings to customers, he added. Graffi noted that this partnership with SUN Mobility is a step forward towards providing easy, cost-effective and eco-friendly last mile transportation. “SUN Mobility’s battery swapping solution will help us in fulfilling our vision of creating a sustainable mobility ecosystem without having to worry about the energy infrastructure.”
It is the company’s pleasure to associate with Piaggio, a leading brand in the commercial vehicle space, noted Chetan Maini, Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman, SUN Mobility. He said SUN Mobility believes that its open architecture energy infrastructure solution will enable the building of a smart, affordable urban electric mobility solution for improving last mile connectivity options for commuters. Maini further added that this alliance, backed by Piaggio’s state-of-the-art products will accelerate electric mobility as the company scale its unique swappable technology further in the Indian market.