Crayon Motors, an Indian manufacturer of e-mobility solutions & Bounce Infinity are collaborating to establish the “first interoperated battery-swapping network”. Under this partnership, Crayon Motors’ customers can choose to buy a 2W or 3W without a battery and make use of Bounce Infinity’s “Battery-as-a-Service”. The smart solution will largely be available at locations as diverse as Crayon Motors’ dealerships, residential complexes, petrol bunks, restaurants, cafes, co-living spaces, corporate offices, kirana stores, etc.
The association shall extend Battery as a service to all “low powered” and “high powered” 2W’s manufactured by Crayon. The stations at all times, will have charged and ready-to-go batteries; that one can easily swap with their near-empty batteries in under a few minutes. With this infrastructure in place, customers wouldn’t have to wait for their vehicles to charge, be anxious about the range or remember to charge them.
Speaking about the partnership, Mayank Jain – Co-Founder and Director of Crayon Motors said, “We are thrilled to be partnering with Bounce Infinity. As we aim to expand to other regions, we wish to address the various difficulties that must be solved for a successful and seamless EV adoption in India. Along with our country-wide Roadside Assistance, we will also now be offering battery swapping. This step will go a long way in offering leading comfort and peace of mind to our customers”
“With Crayon Motors battery swapping offering, powered by Bounce Infinity, customers will now be able to move from range anxiety to range serenity or ease. The battery swapping technology will also eliminate charging time. While driving an EV, the main concern a customer has is, ‘what if I run out of battery charge in the middle of a highway or a busy road?’ Searching for a battery charging station and then spending hours charging the battery of the vehicle is a time-consuming as well as anxiety-inducing task. If you can access a fully charged battery at that point, the range anxiety then turns to range ease. Plus, the customer does not have to worry about spending hours charging,” he further adds.
Aside from powering all “low powered” and “high powered” 2W’s manufactured by Crayon. Bounce Infinity would also be extending its “Battery-as-a-Service” to Crayon’s sister 3W brand – “Singham”, one of India’s leading electric 3W brands. This proposition shall allow Singham vehicles to be now sold under a new variant – “E-Rickshaw with Battery-as-a-Service.
Speaking about the tie-up Anil G, COO and Co-Founder, Bounce Infinity said, “Bounce Infinity has been strategically partnering with prominent players to revolutionize battery swapping and after-sales experience for consumers. Our partnership with Crayon reiterates our commitment towards a cleaner and greener future.”
Crayon Motors manufactures electric scooters in Ghaziabad. The company with its Make-in-India approach is focusing on high-speed two-wheelers & has made significant investments in R&D to establish manufacturing plants for key components such as Motors, controllers, prototypes etc.