Under the partnership, Gogoro will utilize HPCL’s extensive network of retail outlets to deploy thousands of its Gogoro battery swapping stations across the country in the coming years.
This partnership aims to address the growing demand for electric vehicles in India and provide a convenient and efficient way for riders to recharge their batteries. Gogoro’s battery swapping technology allows riders to exchange their depleted batteries for fully charged ones in a matter of seconds, significantly reducing charging time and increasing vehicle range.
“India is in the early stages of a massive electric transformation of its urban two-wheel transportation system, and it is increasingly evident that battery swapping is a critical component to broad adoption, so building out the swapping infrastructure is crucial,” said Horace Luke, founder, and CEO of Gogoro. “Today, we are announcing a partnership with HPCL, one of India’s leading oil companies, to roll out thousands of Gogoro battery swapping stations across its retail outlets throughout the country in the coming years.”
HPCL’s widespread retail network will provide Gogoro with a strong foundation for expanding its battery-swapping infrastructure across India. The company’s experience in deploying and managing complex refueling infrastructure will be invaluable in ensuring the smooth operation of the Gogoro battery-swapping network.
“We are excited to partner with Gogoro to bring this innovative technology to India,” said Mukesh Kumar Surana, Chairman and Managing Director of HPCL. “This partnership is a significant step forward in our commitment to providing clean and sustainable mobility solutions to our customers.”
The partnership between Gogoro and HPCL is expected to play a major role in accelerating the adoption of electric two-wheelers in India. By providing a convenient and efficient battery-swapping network, the two companies will help to overcome one of the key barriers to electric vehicle adoption and pave the way for a cleaner and more sustainable transportation future in India.