Bounce Infinity and Bharat Petroleum Announce Partnership

Under this partnership, Bounce Infinity will establish battery swapping stations across Bharat Petroleum fuel stations
  • Published On: 31/05/22
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News Highlights

  • Battery swapping service will start from Bengaluru
  • The stations will support 2W’s, 3W’s and other OEM’s
  • 3000 stations will be set up across top 10 cities

Bounce Infinity and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited have joined hands to set up battery swapping stations across the country. Under this partnership, Bounce Infinity will establish battery swapping stations across Bharat Petroleum fuel stations in a phased manner. The company aims to set up 3000 stations across top 10 cities. The users can swap their empty battery with a fully charged one by searching the nearest swapping location on the Bounce App. The battery swapping infrastructure will support 2W’s, 3W’s and other OEM’s.

Having already taken the lead by setting up fast charging highway corridors starting with the 900 Km Chennai-Trichy-Madurai-Chennai route, the alliance with Bounce Infinity will mark BPCL’s strong presence in urban markets with a network of battery swapping stations. Bounce Infinity swapping stations work on similar principles to a fuel station. Here, Infinity battery swapping stations will have charged and ready-to-go batteries that customers can easily swap with their near-empty batteries in under a few minutes. Bounce Infinity has so far seen over 1.2M battery swaps on its energy infrastructure and this partnership with Bharat Petroleum, which runs a distributed network of more than 20,000 fuel stations will further strengthen the swapping network.

Bounce Infinity battery swapping stations were installed about 11 months back and have seen over 1.2M swaps translating to over 49M+ EV kms. The company aims to build an infrastructure to support a million+ scooters in the next 24 months. Commenting on the partnership, Mr. Vivekananda Hallakere, Co-Founder & CEO, Bounce, said, “Bounce Infinity has been strategically partnering with prominent industry players to revolutionize the battery swapping scenario. This partnership reiterates our commitment towards a cleaner and pollution-free country by making our network accessible to consumers at the same scale and convenience as refuelling. We look forward to a long-lasting partnership between Bounce Infinity and BPCL”.

Commenting on the partnership, Mr. P.S. Ravi, Executive Director In-Charge (Retail), BPCL, said, “BPCL has always been at the forefront of providing all forms of energy solutions for personal and commercial mobility to our customers. As we pace ourselves for an exciting phase of energy transition towards clean energy, we are delighted to partner with Bounce Infinity, a leading start up offering innovative and state-of-the art smart battery swapping solutions for 2-wheeler and 3-wheeler EV customers. This partnership focussed on urban markets complements BPCL’s overall EV charging roadmap of setting up fast charging corridors across major highways in the country inter-connecting major cities and economic centres and will have a network of 7000 conveniently located fast charging stations."

Mayank Gupta
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A mechanical engineering dropout by choice, Mayank has been in the auto journalism biz for the past 8 years. He is currently working as an Associate Editor at Droom Discovery and covering each and every aspect of the auto industry. He has worked with a plethora of renowned Auto brands in his illustrious career so far. Being a student of English Literature, his mantras of success are the Never-Say-Never attitude and self-confidence. Mayank likes to travel, read books and listen to music during his free time.

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