Gogoro Inc., a Taiwan-based battery-swapping refueling platform provider, announced Thursday a strategic business to business (B2B) initiative and partnership with Zypp Electric, an India-based electric vechile (EV)-as-a-Service platform.

Gogoro said in a statement the companies plan to Launch a battery swapping B2B pilot in Delhi in December that will enable last mile delivery fleets to electrify through Gogoro Network Battery Swapping.

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,” said Horace Luke, Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Gogoro.

With more than 350 million battery swaps to date, he said 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.

“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,” he said.

Zypp Electric Chief Executive Officer and Co-Foudner Akash Gupta said climate change and rising pollution are a major global concern and many world leaders are committed to bringing a change with revolutionary measures that perfectly align with his 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,” he said.

He expects this partnership to set an example for how a network of battery swapping stations and EVs which will create a robust EV ecosystem towards solving the last mile problem efficiently across the country.

According to the statement, the Indian government is taking a proactive approach to establishing a new benchmark for electric vehicle safety that includes new standards and requirements for vehicles, batteries, and charging and battery swapping systems. The new standards are designed to ensure India is on par with global EV standards moving forward.

“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,” he added.

IBSA is an industry association formed by the leading battery swapping players in India to provide cohesive views and technical input to the government and public on battery swapping. Gogoro is one of the founding members of IBSA.

Meanwhile, Gogoro has appointed Kaushik Burman as general manager of India for Gogoro. Burman previously led Gogoro’s global expansion and prior to 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.

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