Hero Electric partners with Log9 for InstaCharge RapidX battery packs – ET Auto
New Delhi:Electric two-wheeler maker Hero Electric on Tuesday announced its partnership with Log9 Materials, to offer the battery technology startup’s InstaCharge RapidX battery packs for its entire range of electric scooters.
With Log9’s batteries, Hero’s electric two wheelers will fully charge within 15 minutes. These batteries provide nine times faster charging, lower battery degradation and battery life, the company said in a media release.
Hero Electric and Log9, together, will be deploying these batteries in the market via outright sales and Battery-as-a-Service (BASS) business models for commercial fleet operators to take these battery packs at nominal monthly rates.
Sohinder Gill, CEO, Hero Electric, said, “Unlike Petrol, the charge on an E-2W is limited, leading to a shorter driving range. In 2019, we launched bikes with an option of doubling the range. All our bikes also have easily removable batteries and many of our customers are now charging their portable batteries while at the workplace or in their apartments.”
“Some of the B2B businesses, however, wanted to run the bikes continuously for longer hours with a minimal interruption in their delivery operations. It is for such customers that we now offer bikes with the Log9 batteries that can be fast charged while the driver is having his cup of tea. This game-changing association will maximise the returns on the logistics operations of these B2B businesses,” he said.
Akshay Singhal, founder and CEO, Log9 Materials, said, “Our InstaCharge batteries on Hero vehicle platform will provide the ‘Power, Performance and Peace of Mind’ for the B2B last-mile delivery sector and will benefit the cause of reducing operational costs as well as lowering emissions.”
As per the company, Log9’s RapidX batteries are built to operate across -30° to 60° C and come with an operational life of over 10 years.
They are also built with safety first features ensuring that these batteries do not catch fire or remain safe even under extreme temperature and demanding charging, driving conditions.
Log9 has tested its RapidX batteries through a series of pilots across multiple B2B fleet operators such as Amazon, Shadowfax, Delhivery, Flipkart, BykeMania, etc, it said.