SUN Mobility has partnered with Indian Oil Corporation to launch battery swapping station for electric vehicles (EVs) in Chandigarh.
Minister of Petroleum , Natural Gas and Steel – Dharmendra Pradhan with Governor Punjab & Administrator Chandigarh V.P. Singh Badnore virtually inaugurated battery swapping facility and quick interchange station in Chandigarh, developed jointly by IOC and SUN Mobility
Min. P&NG and Steel Shri @dpradhanbjp along with Hon. Governor Punjab & Administrator Chandigarh Shri V.P. Singh Badnore virtually innaugrated battery swapping facility and quick interchange station, Chandigarh, developed jointly by @IndianOilcl and @SUN_Mobility. pic.twitter.com/i1mEZ1Tu3z— Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (@PetroleumMin) June 26, 2020
Launching the battery swapping station Dharmendra Pradhan said “while the oil marketing companies had worked together to usher in BS-VI fuels across the nation, the time has come to go beyond this and introduce more path-breaking technologies in the business.”
Indian Oil Corporation will set up the battery swapping stations at select fuel stations in partnership with SUN Mobility.
Pradhan added in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision, electric mobility can help India meet its Paris Agreement commitment of reducing carbon emission intensity (emission per unit of GDP) by 33 to 35 percent of 2005 level over 15 years.
Chetan Maini, Co-Founder & Vice Chairman, SUN Mobility, via his Linkedin post said “Excited to see our first Quick Interchange station live at the Indian Oil Corporation Limited pump at Chandigarh. We have been working continuously for the past several months to make this a reality & to expand our energy infrastructure network nationwide with Indian Oil Corporation Limited, India’s largest oil marketing company.
“Their extensive, presence, pan India, will ensure that battery swapping infrastructure is accessible to customers at the same scale & ease as conventional refueling. SUN Mobility’s network of swapping stations, equipped with a ‘pay-as-you-go’ model and a user-friendly app will significantly increase the ease at which drivers can avail the swapping services and reduce their concerns around driving range, charging time and battery-related operational costs,” added Maini .
He further added“This partnership will help to further our shared vision of accelerating #EV adoption by enabling a faster, cheaper, and more convenient way of refueling Electric Vehicles. We are glad to have the support of a visionary long-term partner, willing to lead this march towards a clean, pollution-free future. Future Of Mobility.”