In a statement, the company announced that Gogoro will be developing an extensive battery-swapping infrastructure for electric two-wheelers as they work together with HPCL. This collaboration will involve the implementation of battery-swapping stations across HPCL's retail outlets nationwide.
According to the information provided, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL), a government-owned oil marketing company, has expanded its network to include more than 21,000 retail outlets.
Horace Luke, the founder and CEO of Gogoro, stated that they are pleased to announce a collaboration with HPCL. This partnership aims to introduce numerous Gogoro battery-swapping stations within the country's retail outlets in the following years.
India is in the early stages of a massive electric transformation of its urban two-wheeler 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, he added.
In an effort to establish an open, accessible, and scalable battery swapping and electric vehicle ecosystem, Gogoro is collaborating with the Indian business community as well as national and local governments, as mentioned.
Amit Garg, Director of Marketing at HPCL, stated that HPCL and Gogoro are collaborating to establish a comprehensive battery-swapping network for two-wheeler vehicles in order to foster and maintain a prominent electric vehicle ecosystem in India. The objective is to ensure the availability of safe, clean, and accessible electric vehicles throughout the country's cities.
Garg added that Gogoro, with its impressive record of almost 500 million battery swaps, has created a platform that HPCL can adopt and imitate.