Green transportation and electric buses are certainly here to stay, but one of the longstanding problems with electric buses is the fact that it can often take a very long time to charge such a large vehicle, which is precisely why an Indian startup is pioneering a service that allows for rapid and precise swapping of electric bus batteries.
The SUN Mobility startup teamed up with vehicle manufacturer Ashok Leyland to introduce the system, which uses an "open-architecture ecosystem built around a smart network of quick interchange battery stations." What this means is that a network of charging service stations are to be set up with streamlined processes that allow for dead bus batteries to be rapidly swapped out for fully juiced-up batteries.
By increasing the convenience surrounding electric bus maintenance, the SUN Mobility startup is looking to give a fillip to efforts to promote eco-friendly public transportation.
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