Sun Mobility is a joint venture between Virya Mobility 5.0 and SUN New Energy Systems which specialises in electric mobility. The organisation works with state transport undertakings, fleet operators, shared-mobility providers, and automotive manufacturers across all platforms, including two- and three-wheelers, cars and buses.
Founder of India’s first electric car Reva, Chetan Maini promoted Sun Mobility is planning to invest 16.7 Bn to create charging infrastructure in Andhra Pradesh. It is a long term development and will take place in 3-4 years. This will be the first time such infrastructure is being built in Andhra. Multiple partners are also being encouraged to invest and work on the project.
Sun Mobility is planning to do a pilot project in Visakhapatnam this year and then spread it to other cities. The focus will be on electric vehicles in public sector, busses, three-wheelers, four-wheelers, and intra-city cargo vehicles will be profited. They will set-up a charging or swapping zone which will be open and will allow all the vehicles to charge.
Ashok Leyland in 2017, entered a strategic alliance with a Bengaluru based company to develop electric buses with swap-and-charge battery technology. They unvieled Circuit-S India’s first electric bus equipped with swappable batteries. With a range of 50-60 km on full charge, the batteries can be swapped in less than four minutes.
Source: Business Standard