VoltUp, a Battery-as-a-Service (BaaS) start-up, has unveiled its latest innovation, PowerCore 2.0, featuring advanced cell chemistry within its interchangeable batteries. This cutting-edge technology is tailored to a diverse range of electric vehicle (EV) powertrains, making it suitable for various segments, from leisurely-paced e-2Wheelers to robust e-LCVs.
In March 2023, PowerCore 2.0 earned approval from ARAI, aligning with the new AIS-156 guidelines. VoltUp asserts that this innovation ushers in an extended battery lifespan and heightened safety measures, promising enhanced consumer satisfaction.
Siddharth Kabra, Co-Founder & CEO of VoltUp, shared insights on PowerCore 2.0’s launch, emphasizing the batteries’ prolonged life span, augmented safety, and improved thermal stability. Kabra highlighted that this advancement enables consumers to focus on their driving experience without constant battery life optimization. The battery, conceptualized in-house on a novel platform, is poised to pique the interest of B2C consumers in search of amplified torque performance.
The pervasive issue of range anxiety, particularly among last-mile connectivity operators, is a critical concern. The strategic placement of swapping stations at strategic intervals empowers e-2wheelers and e-3wheelers to effortlessly exchange batteries, practically eliminating downtime. Additionally, the new battery design heightens driving pleasure through improved torque delivery.
VoltUp is actively upgrading its swapping stations to facilitate a seamless integration of the new batteries, while concurrently sustaining support for the existing battery packs. This ensures the continued servicing and maintenance of existing battery solutions throughout their lifecycle.
To bolster its vehicle and energy solutions, VoltUp is rigorously testing PowerCore 2.0 across a range of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) products. With a life cycle exceeding 10 years, the battery is poised for long-lasting impact. Leveraging the VoltUp platform, consumers can align their vehicle selection with their usage patterns by subscribing to the appropriate battery.
Presently, VoltUp boasts a network of approximately 150 stations equipped with over 1,800 charging docks, spanning 12 cities and 8 states. By the culmination of 2024, VoltUp envisions expanding its station count to approximately 2,000, thereby contributing to the wider adoption of EVs and bolstering sustainable transportation solutions.