Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited partners with Battery Smart to enable a robust EV Infrastructure – EQ Mag Pro
Mr. Dwijadas Basak, Chief-Commercial, Consumer Experience & Social Impact Group, Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited and Mr. Siddharth Sikka, Co-founder, Battery Smart at the inauguration of Battery Swap Point in Pitampura, New Delhi.
- Swap Stations to be set up at various locations across Tata Power Delhi’s area of operations
- To cater to growing 2 and 3 wheeler market in the city
- Initiative supports Delhi Government’s #SwitchDelhi Campaign
Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited, one of India’s leading power distribution utility serving a populace of 7 million in North Delhi announced partnership with Battery Smart, India’s largest and fastest-growing battery-swapping network for electric vehicles (EVs) to set up Swap Stations for 2 and 3 wheelers at various locations across North Delhi in 2022.
With EV adoption picking up pace in India, this collaboration marks an essential step in both companies’ commitment towards spearheading the country’s transition to electric mobility by providing more access to conveniently located swap points. Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited’s large power capacity and extensive infrastructure will allow Battery Smart to establish more high-capacity Swap Stations at key locations to cater to the growing electric 2 and 3-wheeler market. The first swap station is live and operational at Azadpur, one of the busiest marketplaces in the capital.
Commenting on the partnership, Dwijadas Basak, Chief- Commercial, Consumer Experience & Social Impact Group, Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited said, “Our partnership with Battery Smart strengthens our resolve to enable India’s EV revolution. This partnership reiterates our commitment towards a cleaner and pollution-free Delhi by making swapping stations accessible to customers at the same scale and convenience as refuelling. We look forward to working together to achieve our collective goal of moving towards clean mobility.”
Speaking on the occasion, Battery Smart’s Co-Founder, Siddharth Sikka, said, “We are extremely excited to work with Tata Power Delhi Distribution to continue accelerating EV adoption in India. This is a significant milestone for us as we have been growing at 10X since last July, and this association will provide us access to existing infrastructure and power requirements to scale our business further.”
By creating a vast network of Swap Points across Delhi, Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited and Battery Smart are supporting the capital’s ‘Switch Delhi’ campaign via affordable, low-cost electric 2 and 3-wheelers that can swap batteries within minutes, to get limitless range for its drivers and support the growing eco-friendly economy.
About Battery Smart:
Battery Smart is building India’s largest and fastest-growing battery-swapping network for electric two and three-wheelers. The company is co-founded by serial entrepreneurs and IIT-Kanpur graduates Pulkit Khurana and Siddharth Sikka. The duo are targeting a $17b swapping market by 2025 by aiming to have a swapping station at every one square km area. Operationalized in June 2020, Battery Smart seeks to revolutionize the EV sector by making the adoption of electric mobility simple, economical, and accessible through a unique partner-led model. Till date, Battery Smart services 4,000+ vehicles, has 200+ live Swap Stations, and has completed 12.5 lac swaps; while powering 30 million emission-free kms.
About Tata Power DDL:
Tata Power Delhi Distribution is a leading power distribution company that distributes electricity to a populace of over seven million in North Delhi. The company has transformed the power distribution scene in the capital city with a record reduction in AT&C Losses and advanced technology adoption across verticals. It is a Public-Private Partnership, Joint Venture Company, between Tata Power, one of India’s largest integrated power company, and the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi.