Bengaluru, April 18, 2018
Sun Mobility, led by Chetan Maini (Founder of India's first electric car, Reva) and Uday Khemka, Vice Chairman of SUN Group, today launched its global, interoperable smart mobility solution for two and three-wheeler electric vehicles at their brand new 47,500 sq ft technology development centre in Bengaluru. Sun Mobility's energy infrastructure platform is a first-of-its-kind universal architecture solution that works across various two and three-wheeler vehicles. This solution is being launched just two months after SUN Mobility showcased its world class smart mobility solution for buses, in partnership with Ashok Leyland at Auto Expo 2018.
The Sun Mobility solution for two and three-wheelers comprises of three key elements: Modular Smart Batteries that are intelligent enough to customise themselves to each vehicle type and versatile enough to be used in combinations of one or multiple batteries to meet customers' different performance and range expectations; Quick Interchange Stations that can be easily installed across a city, enabling customers to swap batteries quickly and conveniently in less than one minute, addressing any concerns around refuelling time; Smart Network that connects modular Smart Batteries and Quick Interchange Station, optimises battery performance and allows customers to locate stations and make payments via an app.
Speaking on the occasion, Uday Khemka, Co-Founder and Vice Chairman of Sun Mobility, said, "As we move forward on our global mission to enable mass transportation fuelled by clean electric energy, we're happy to showcase the diverse technology portfolio that can redefine the future of mobility. By enabling the electrification of two wheelers, three-wheelers and buses through our comprehensive smart mobility ecosystem, we are addressing the current urban mobility crisis and consciously exploring solutions to change the way the world commutes."
SUN Mobility's Energy Infrastructure Platform enables electric two and three-wheelers to be cost neutral versus conventional diesel/petrol ones. This unique platform shall be offered in collaboration with multiple OEMs and solution providers and will support a range of new models as well as retro-fit applications. SUN Mobility, along with its partners, plans to roll out this network of Quick Interchange Stations in a phased manner across various major cities, thus enabling customers to adopt electric mobility using an innovative pay-per-use model that reduces not only their initial cost of purchase but also overall operating cost.
"With over 18 million two wheelers and three-wheelers sold in the country last year, we have introduced the world's first interoperable solutions for electric two and three-wheelers that will transform the way people commute," said Chetan Maini, Co-Founder and Vice Chairman of Sun Mobility. "Sun Mobility is enabling the electric mobility ecosystem in the country by offering solutions that are convenient, cost-effective and scalable," he added.