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Electric scooters are now attracting the public's attention in India which is the largest market for two-wheelers globally. Even though there are clear benefits of owning an electric scooter especially with skyrocketing petrol prices, people find themselves reluctant to accept them due to various problems.
Zeus Mobility is a Battery as a Service (BaaS) Provider which combines hardware, software and services into a single package in which the consumers only pay for what they use. The Zeus ecosystem comprises of a smart and ergonomic battery pack, an intelligent and connected swap station and an overlaying secure digital layer for seamless flow of data between the battery, swap station, server and user.
Electric Scooters today cost about 35% more than their closest petrol powered counterparts. Close to 40% the cost of an EV is attributed to its Battery Pack. Zeus decouples the vehicle and battery, so the vehicle can be sold at a significantly lower price, making it more affordable.
The fear of being stranded when out of charge due to lack of a robust charging network will be eliminated by Zeus' dense swap network along with an SOS battery delivery service. The Zeus Servers closely monitor your battery status when it is running low and the Zeus App suggests closest on-route swap stations for uninterrupted completion of trips.
The current charge wait times range between 4 and 7 hours for an electric scooter. Even fast charging, along with its own set of technological and commercial challenges, requires about 1 hour. Zeus Batteries can be Swapped in under 20 seconds which makes it quicker than refilling petrol.
A significant majority of scooter users in India park their scooters away from their residence without access to power, which lead companies to allow for portable battery packs which could be carried home. Being bulky and weighing between 14 to 22 kg, carrying them is difficult. Zeus Batteries weigh under 8 kg and its size makes it easy for it be carried in a regular bagpack.
The life of a typical electric scooter battery is between 600 and 1000 charging cycles if used optimally, which on an average translates to 2 to 5 years of life depending on the usage after which a new Battery needs to be purchased which costs a lot. With Zeus decoupling the battery and the vehicle, the consumer will get a good battery as long as they own the vehicle.
Swapping Network and User Base are a chicken and egg story where both need each other to develop leading to an inefficient development process. To speed it up, Zeus offers home charging as well as industry's first doorstep replenishment services to build the customer base along with the development of the swap network.
First in class cylindrical battery design which allows for our proprietary cable free gravity fed connector to mate blindly at any angle. The user need not worry about inserting the battery at a particular angle in the swap station or about dethatching/attaching any cables!
To provide a not touch super quick swap experience, the swap stations do not need any login credentials or on-the-spot payments. The user just inserts the discharged battery, waits for a few seconds for the swap station to works its magic and eject a charged battery for the user to pull out.
For the least turnaround time for the user, on the spot payments have been eliminated and a unique subscription based model has been designed where the user has multiple plans to choose from based on number of allowed swaps depending on their monthly usage.
6 Yrs in Indian Automotive Aftermarket
Ex-Cummins (CES), USA
Mechanical Engineer, Purdue University
5 Yrs in Garment Manufacturing & Export
Ex-Rockwell Automation, USA
Ex-Secent LLC, USA
Electrical Engineer, Purdue University
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