Bounce expands battery swapping station network to apartments

Bangalore, December  12, 2021: India’s largest smart mobility solution,  Bounce, has announced a new partnership with India's first realty start-up Unicorn - With this partnership, Bounce gets access to over 1 lakh locations across India. This smart solution will be largely available across residential welfare societies (apartments, standalone buildings, gated societies etc.); making it extremely convenient for consumers to access the nearest swapping station on their Bounce App.
This comes at the back of last week’s  announcement of a series of partnerships with brands such as Park+, Readyassist, Kitchens@, HelloWorld and Goodbox to set up over 4,400 battery swapping stations across India. The swapping stations would work on similar principles to a fuel station. Here, Bounce battery swapping stations will have charged and ready-to-go batteries that customers can easily swap, with their near-empty batteries, in a minute. With this infrastructure in place, customers wouldn’t have to wait for the scooter to charge, be anxious about the range or remember to charge it.
Through such prominent partnerships, Bounce aims to set up battery swapping stations within one kilometre of wherever its customers are and also build a robust swapping infrastructure to support over a million scooters over the next 24 months.
Bounce is amplifying its battery swapping network in line to its recently launched consumer electric scooter, the Bounce Infinity E1. The scooter which was launched on the 2nd of December, comes with ‘Battery as a service’ option – the first-of-its-kind in the Indian market.  This pushes the running costs of the scooter down substantially, by as much as 40% compared to conventional scooters. The Bounce Infinity E1 will also be offered with the battery, which can be removed from the scooter and charged by customers at their home or office or wherever convenient.