BPCL and Bounce Infinity, a battery swapping provider, have formed a partnership that will expand Bounce’s reach to more locations.
Both companies intend to expand this partnership.
Bharat Petroleum plans to set up 3000 battery swapping stations across the top 10 cities over a period of time.
According to a joint statement released by the companies, consumers can search for nearby swapping locations on the Bounce App for their drained batteries. Aside from catering to the company’s retail business, the new battery swapping stations will also support interoperable partners (2Ws, 3Ws and other OEMs) across two-wheelers and three-wheelers.
Two-wheelers and three-wheelers that have been converted to electric vehicles from ICE will be supported by the new battery swapping stations as well.
BPCL has also enhanced the fast charging ecosystem by introducing charging stations at highway corridors starting with the 900 km Chennai-Trichy-Madurai-Chennai route. Bounce Infinity will also provide BPCL with a network of battery swapping stations in urban markets.
BPCL fuel stations will have swapping stations for EVs, just like standard fueling stations.
Customers can swap their near-empty batteries with the Infinity swapping stations’ charged and ready-to-go batteries in a few minutes.
Over 1.2 million battery swaps have been performed on the energy infrastructure of Bounce Infinity; this partnership with Bharat Petroleum, which has a network of more than 20,000 fuel stations, is intended to make the battery swapping network more accessible to consumers.
Scooter Infinity E1 from Bounce
From its manufacturing facility in Bhiwadi, Rajasthan, Bounce Infinity has also begun producing the E1 electric scooter. The EV maker has also commenced the roll-out of the E1s. The E1 electric bike was launched in December. Despite its commitment to delivering to customers, the company claims it is on track to do so.