Indian Oil Launches Battery Swapping Facility For Electric Vehicle To Quick Charge
• IOC has joined hands with Sun Mobility to provide battery facilities that try to address range concerns.
• The IOC will start with a pilot of battery swapping at one of its outlets in Chandigarh and gradually expand it to 20 stations.
• New Delhi and Gurugram city will also be included.
Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOC) and Sun Mobility on Friday announced the introduction of a battery swapping facility for electric vehicles (EVs) at IOC petrol pumps, offering to replace fully charged batteries with discharged batteries That will take only a few minutes.
IOC will start with a pilot of battery swapping at one of its outlets in Chandigarh and gradually expand it to 20 stations, the company’s chairman Sanjeev Singh announced the launch.indian oil launches “While users may be receptive to switching to EVs, they don’t want to struggle through the cumbersome recharging process. This is where battery swapping comes into the picture. Indian Oil uses battery-swapping to enhance its presence. Will consider various aspects of the technology. In the EV infrastructure business, “he said.
They will benefit
Initially, the facility would benefit commercial vehicles such as electric autos, electric rickshaws, and electric two-wheelers. Apart from this, factory fitted electric vehicles will also be able to take advantage of the battery facility.
facility will start soon in these cities
Another QIS will be set up in Chandigarh as a pilot project. Apart from this, one QIS each in Amritsar and Bengaluru will also be set up soon.indian oil launches The pilot project will also cover other major cities including Delhi, Gurugram.
How will you get benefits
To avail the facility, EVs have to be moved to IOCL’s QIS. Here the discharge battery has to be kept in a dispensing station. Shortly afterward you will get a fully charged battery. All types of three / four wheeler EVs can be swapped. After this whole process, you will get a bill to charge the battery.
Four thousand EV sales last years
According to IOCL chairman Sanjeev Singh, a total of 3.5 million vehicles were sold last year. Indian oil launches The number of electric vehicles in it was only 4 thousand. Singh says that these vehicles are selling less due to the longer battery charging time.