Powering the Future Of Mobility

The Origins

Chetan’s passion for sustainable mobility started 30 years when he was part of the University of Michigan Solar Car team that stood first in the race across the US and came 3rd in the World Solar Challenge in Australia. Since then he has been relentless working on making electric vehicles affordable.Chetan had launched ‘Reva’, India’s most affordable electric car which went on to become world’s most selling electric car, at one point of time, having sold in over 24 countries. In 2013 (then Mahindra Reva), it had reached new heights when it was named as one of the Top 50 Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company magazine.

In 2017, Uday Khemka, promoter of SUN Group and Chetan joined hands to realize their shared vision of making electric mobility affordable and accessible to masses and formed SUN Mobility. SUN Mobility is a joint venture between Maini Group and SUN Group. This partnership brings in synergies of the Maini Group which is a diversified engineering powerhouse providing solutions for intra-campus electric mobility, material handling, aerospace and automotive precision products and the SUN Group which has global investments in the range of sectors such as energy (oil & gas), mining, renewable energy and new energy storage applications.

The vision of SUN Mobility is to create a universal network of interoperable energy infrastructure to accelerate mass adoption of electric mobility. The approach of separating batteries from vehicle through the quick battery swapping model addresses the key issues facing electric vehicles – high upfront cost, range anxiety and long charging time. The revolutionary digitally enabled ‘Pay-as-you-go’ system for battery usage offers extremely convenient way to refuel EVs, thus fostering adoption.

SUN Mobility has collaborated with vehicle manufacturers, battery cell technology providers, fleet operators/aggregators, oil marketing companies and cities across the ecosystem to enable quicker adoption of its solution and thereby accelerating mass EV transition.

Partnerships

June, 2020 SUN Mobility has partnered with IOCL, India's largest oil marketing company. IOCL and SUN Mobility have been working together to leverage the latter’s world class, interoperable battery swapping technology aimed at electric 2 & 3 wheelers. This partnership will ensure that this solution is accessible to customers at the same scale and ease as conventional vehicles.

November, 2018 We partnered with SmartE, India’s largest electric vehicle fleet operator, to deploy our open-architecture platform to support their fleet of electric three-wheelers. Our battery swapping solution is currently deployed at SmartE Park & Charge Hubs across the Delhi-NCR, to bolster its first and last-mile connectivity services.

July, 2017 As part of our first partnership, we entered into a strategic alliance with Ashok Leyland, flagship of the Hinduja Group. This global partnership has helped both organizations leverage India’s engineering potential to develop the Circuit S bus. It is the first electric bus to be powered by SUN Mobility’s battery swapping technology and is currently operational in Ahmedabad as part of the BRTS fleet.

December, 2019 SUN Mobility has partnered with Piaggio, enabling the launch of India’s 1st electric passenger Autorickshaw with swappable batteries. Piaggio’s Ape eCity comes with world-class features unmatched by any other electric 3-wheeler and is powered by SUN Mobility’s Smart Battery. It is supported by SUN Mobility’s pan-India network of Quick Interchange Stations spread across cities such as Chandigarh, Gurgaon, Kozhikode etc. SUN Mobility’s vehicle integration technology, ‘Plug-and-play Dock’ enabled development of this solution in fraction of a typical product development time.

July, 2019 SUN Mobility’s strategic partnership with Uber, one of the world’s largest mobility platforms, is part of its commitment to power 1 million EVs by 2025 for shared mobility. This partnership paves the way for using technology integration to offer electric 3-wheeler drivers an enhanced experience for EV refueling thereby accelerating EV adoption.

July, 2018 To deploy our universal energy infrastructure effectively, we partnered with Microsoft to develop the Smart Network. It uses Microsoft’s technology to connect our Smart Batteries and Quick Interchange Stations (QIS) with end users through a mobile application. The Smart Network also helps users track battery charge and identify the nearest QIS.

Our Network in

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Explore our city-wise network of Quick Interchange Stations.

Milestones

Partnered with IOCL, India's largest Oil Marketing Company to scale our interoperable energy infrastructure for electric 2 and 3-Wheelers, pan-India

Group 16

1,000,000 emission-free kms powered

Chetan Maini with Diego Graffi, CEO & MD, PVPL, Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India & Vincenzo de Luca, Italian Ambassador to India at the Piaggio-SUN Mobility launch of Apé E-City

Partnered with Piaggio, one of the largest commercial vehicle manufacturers, & launched the Ape E-city electric auto powered by our revolutionary battery swapping solution

Entrepreneurship World Cup Winner

One of the top 5 startups globally, and the only mobility startup in the Top 5 at Entrepreneurship World Cup Riyadh 2019

Chetan Maini & Pradeep Parmeswaran, President India & South Asia, Uber at SUN Mobility’s Bangalore Facility

Partnered with Uber, one of the world’s largest mobility platforms

Generation 3 QIS launched

Chetan Maini and Goldie Srivastava, Co-founder & CEO of SmartE at the SUN Mobility-SmartE Launch

Partnered with Smart E, India’s largest electric vehicle fleet operator

Chetan Maini & Chad Fowler, GM and CTO, Startup and Developer Advocacy, Microsoft with his team at the SUN Mobility Bangalore facility

Partnered with Microsoft, to use their Azure based solutions to deploy our universal energy infrastructure effectively

Launch of 'Interoperable Battery Swapping Solution for Electric 2 and 3-Wheelers' at the new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility

Founders, Chetan Maini & Uday Khemka at the launch of the 2 & 3 wheeler Quick Interchange Station prototype

The first prototype of the Quick Interchange Station was launched

Vinod Dasari, CEO & MD of Ashok Leyland with Chetan Maini & Uday Khemka, the Founders of SUN Mobility at Auto Expo 2018

Automated battery swapping solution, for buses showcased at Auto Expo, in partnership with Ashok Leyland

The first prototype of the Smart Battery was launched

The idea for 'SUN Mobility' was born

Leadership

Chetan Maini

Co-Founder & Vice Chairman

An entrepreneur and technologist for over two decades, Chetan is passionate about creating sustainable mobility solutions to accelerate mass adoption of electric mobility. Having invented the Reva, India’s first electric car in 1999, an electric vehicle much ahead of its time, he is globally acknowledged as a pioneer in the electric vehicle space. He has over 25 years’ experience in leading teams that developed electric, hybrid and solar vehicles and has applied for/been granted over 35 global patents. Chetan played an instrumental role in advising the central and state governments on respective EV policies.

Uday Khemka

Co-Founder & Vice Chairman

Uday Khemka, an entrepreneur by profession and an advocate of clean energy by conscious choice, has over three decades of experience behind him. The passion for new energy (including distributed renewable energy, energy storage and electric mobility) led him to set up SUN New Energy Holdings, an affiliate of his family group company, the SUN Group. Over the past decade, Uday has been at the forefront of several forums and advocacy groups across the globe, pushing for adoption of clean energy.

Ajay Goel

COO

Ajay is a seasoned global executive who is passionate about clean technology sector and has extensive experience in turning around and scaling up companies. After a long career in US focused on technology development and management consulting, he has been leading innovative companies in the clean energy space for last 12 years. He returned to India in 2012, and as CEO, led the turnaround at Tata Solar followed by a stint in Renew Power as President, Solar. He has been with SUN Mobility since inception and currently leads various commercial aspects of the organization as Director & COO.

Ajay Goel

COO

Yuvraj Sarda

Head, Strategy

Samir Mishra

Head, Engineering

Prakash R

Head, IP

Ajay Patel

Head, Finance

Aravind S

Head, Smart Network

Karthikeyan

Head, Product Management

Saravanan S

Head, Smart Battery

Dilip

Head, Field Operations

Avinash Sharma

Head, 2 and 3 Wheeler Business

Arun Thomas

Head, Bus Business

Zaheer Hussain

Head, HR

Leadership

Ajay Goel

Executive Director & COO

25+ years of high tech, cleantech, strategy and consulting; President Solar and New Business at Renew Power

Yuvraj Sarda

Head, Strategy

A business professional who is passionate about sustainable mobility and has been in the field of electric vehicles for the past 6 years

Samir Mishra

Head, Engineering

23 years EV management experience in power electronics, instrumentation, embedded system

R Prakash

Head, IP

36 years experience with >18 years in EVs in Indian industry; co-inventor of over 30 patents (granted and pending)

Ajay Patel

Head, Finance

15+ years experience in Finance & Accounts, Business Planning, Taxation and Statutory

Aravind S

Head, Smart Network

18 years of Product Development experience in online, mobile and platform development in India & US

Sarvanan S

Head, Smart Battery

24 years experience; with 13 years in EVs and Li-ion batteries

Karthikeyan

Head, Product Management

19+ years of experience in new product design & development while handling game-changing product & technology projects with 25+ patents & 5 publications

Avinash Sharma

Head, 2 and 3 Wheeler Business

10 years of expertise in leading P&L across multiple industry segments

Zaheer Hussain

Head, HR

25 years of experience in India and US; entrepreneurial experience of >12 years

Dilip

Head, Field Operations

26+ years of experience handling large teams and deployed over 100,000 cell towers

Arun Thomas

Head, Bus Business

10 years of expertise in leading P&L across multiple industry segments

Leadership

Ajay Goel

Executive Director & COO

25+ years of high tech, cleantech, strategy and consulting; President Solar and New Business at Renew Power

Yuvraj Sarda

Head, Strategy

A business professional who is passionate about sustainable mobility and has been in the field of electric vehicles for the past 6 years

Samir Mishra

Head, Engineering

23 years EV management experience in power electronics, instrumentation, embedded system

R Prakash

Head, IP

36 years experience with >18 years in EVs in Indian industry; co-inventor of over 30 patents (granted and pending)

Ajay Patel

Head, Finance

15+ years experience in Finance & Accounts, Business Planning, Taxation and Statutory

Aravind S

Head, Smart Network

18 years of Product Development experience in online, mobile and platform development in India & US

Sarvanan S

Head, Smart Battery

24 years experience; with 13 years in EVs and Li-ion batteries

Karthikeyan

Head, Product Management

19+ years of experience in new product design & development while handling game-changing product & technology projects with 25+ patents & 5 publications

Avinash Sharma

Head, 2 and 3 Wheeler Business

10 years of expertise in leading P&L across multiple industry segments

Zaheer Hussain

Head, HR

25 years of experience in India and US; entrepreneurial experience of >12 years

Dilip

Head, Field Operations

26+ years of experience handling large teams and deployed over 100,000 cell towers

Arun Thomas

Head, Bus Business

10 years of expertise in leading P&L across multiple industry segments