Battery Swapping services provider, Gogoro Inc has forged a strategic partnership with India’s leading EV-as-a-Service platform, Zypp Electric.
Together, the companies are focused on accelerating the urban shift of logistics fleets and last-mile deliveries to electric using battery swapping.
“We are seeing an incredible global transformation of urban transportation and energy systems to smarter, cleaner, and safer electric power, and there is nowhere it will benefit more than India. With more than 350 million battery swaps to date, Gogoro is introducing its advanced battery swapping platform in India to establish a new generation of electric two-wheel transportation that is proven, safe, and reliable,” said Horace Luke, founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Gogoro. “Today, we are announcing a strategic partnership with Zypp Electric, India’s leading EV-as-a-Service platform, to launch a B2B pilot in Delhi that will enable last-mile delivery fleets to begin to adopt sustainable energy and transform their businesses for the future using Gogoro battery swapping.”
Gogoro expects to launch its B2B pilot with Zypp Electric in Delhi in December 2022 and be deployed to multiple fleet operators to support last-mile fulfillment, e-commerce, & hyper-local deliveries.
At the heart of Gogoro’s ecosystem is the Gogoro Network, an open and interoperable battery-swapping platform that was recognized in 2021 by Guidehouse Insights as the leading battery-swapping platform for lightweight urban vehicles in the world.
“Climate change & rising pollutions are a major global concern and many world leaders are committed to bringing a change with revolutionary measures that perfectly align with our vision at Zypp Electric. We are super excited to partner with Gogoro, a like-minded global EV player stepping into the Indian market and decarbonizing Indian last-mile deliveries with Gogoro’s state-of-the-art battery swapping platform that is proven at scale to be safe, easy for riders to use, easy to deploy in cities and open to all businesses,” said Akash Gupta, CEO and co-founder of Zypp Electric. “We expect this partnership to set an example for how a network of battery swapping stations and EVs will create a robust EV ecosystem towards solving the last mile problem efficiently across the country.”
“Today’s strategic initiative and partnership with Zypp is a first step in validating and demonstrating Gogoro’s proven leadership in battery swapping while also learning from local businesses and riders,” said Kaushik Burman, general manager of India for Gogoro. “Gogoro is a founding member of the Indian battery swapping Association (IBSA), and we are collaborating with multiple industry partners and regulatory authorities to contribute to a better India. Gogoro has been working to secure all of the relevant certifications for its batteries and battery swapping stations.”
Gogoro supports the “Shoonya — Zero-Pollution Mobility” public awareness campaign that is shepherded by the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog), India’s public policy think tank.
The “Shoonya — Zero-Pollution Mobility” campaign promotes the use of EVs for urban deliveries and ride-hailing.
Gogoro has appointed Kaushik Burman as the general manager of India for Gogoro. Burman previously led Gogoro’s global expansion and before Gogoro, was a General Manager at Shell in Europe and Asia.
Burman is an experienced business leader with a broad range of experience across leadership roles in Europe, North America and Asia. His sector experience ranges from transport, energy and fintech verticals – with a focus on leading P&L and driving innovation.