Pushing the Frontiers
The future of mobility is electric and the core team behind SUN Mobility, have been involved in designing innovative solutions for Electric Vehicles (EV) and clean energy for more than two decades. We have leveraged our vast knowledge and experience acquired from working with fleet operators, shared mobility providers, state transport undertakings, and automotive OEMs, to create viable, scalable, economical, cleaner and smarter mobility solutions for the world.
Electric vehicles - long considered to be an alternate solution to the urban mobility crisis - have not been adopted on a large-scale due to deterrents such as:
Electric vehicles are substantially more expensive than Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles because of the battery cost
Currently, electric vehicles can be regular-charged in 8 hours and fast-charged in 1 to 2 hours. However, both options are still long-drawn
ICE vehicles have a strong, supportive refueling infrastructure; a similar charging infrastructure for EVs is not widespread
The fear that electric vehicles will not meet the range of varying driving conditions
Shaping the future of mobility
A global energy solutions provider, we develop customised solutions for India's changing mobility needs.
The challenges in India's urban transportation are unique and hence require a tailor-made solution. As specialists in the field of electric mobility and renewable energy, we have created an open-architecture, 'Smart Mobility' model deployable across multiple vehicle platforms – 2/3 wheelers, cars and buses. This Made in India designed solution also tackles for the first time, the four main roadblocks hindering mass EV adoption - high costs, lengthy charging time and range anxiety.
Our business model separates the battery from the vehicle making EVs financially viable for the first time. Our modular Smart Batteries are smaller, lighter, and swiftly swappable confronting long-charging time. The strength of our intelligent and connected batteries along with our Quick Interchange Stations network, creates a convenient refuelling infrastructure, faster and cheaper than existing petrol and diesel pumps for ICE vehicles.
Our Quick Interchange Station too are easy-to-install, require limited space and work on a pay-as-you go model. This interconnected, intelligent and integrated system, powered by renewable energy, will be tracked by a Smart Network. This end-to-end solution accelerates the mass adoption of EVs for the first time, and impact urban transportation tying in with our vision to transit to a sustainable world.
Our Partners in Sustainable Mobility
As enablers of mass adoption of electric mobility in the country, we are collaborating with different partners such as major state and city transport undertakings, fleet operators, shared mobility solutions providers and OEMs across diverse platforms- 2/3 wheelers, cars and buses - to provide an affordable, convenient and smart solution. This solution is poised to impact the way people commute in the future.
Our partnership with OEMs gives them a winning edge in many ways. By separating the battery from the vehicle, electric vehicles become cost-neutral vs Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles for the first time. Additionally, our battery technology integrated to a network of Quick Interchange Stations™, supports a fast refueling infrastructure, that is faster and more convenient than any other available option at electrical charging or petrol and diesel stations.
For the first time, our partnership makes mass adoption of electric buses possible since they are convenient, economical and scalable. This Circuit-S bus ranges from 9m to 12m, uses light-weight, small batteries which are quickly interchangeable, and requires less maintenance and provides more passenger room.
The 'Smart Mobility' solution is economical because by separating the battery from the vehicle, you only pay for the energy used, similar to the current diesel system (Pay-as-you-go model)
The swap takes a few minutes; faster than any other available electric recharging/ diesel refuelling method
The Quick Interchange Stations are modular and can be installed on demand across India
The 'Smart Mobility' solution is compatible across multiple platforms, from 9m to 12m buses
Small and light batteries
The Smart Batteries are 1/4th the weight; thereby, making them more efficient and freeing up space for 20 – 30 additional passengers
Our wheel is missing a cog
We are going to transform urban transportation, the way people commute in the future will undergo a complete makeover. We want mobility to be fuelled by clean energy and be electric, shared, connected and clean. Come, join us to make history.
Can you juggle multiple projects with your sharp sense of detail and drive to succeed? Are you a champion for quality and excellence and not afraid to do what it takes to get there? If you are stirred by a constant desire to usher in change in the world around you, to work for the larger good and make a lasting impact on society, then we'd love to talk. Maybe, you're the missing cog we need!
|Application Support Specialist
|Associate Equipment Engineer
Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman, SUN Mobility
An entrepreneur and technologist, Chetan Maini’s life-long vision has been to craft a sustainable energy infrastructure solution to enable the adoption of clean mobility. Globally acknowledged as a frontrunner in the electric vehicle space, having founded Reva Electric Car Company, an electric vehicle much ahead of its time, Maini has spent over two decades working with electric, hybrid and solar vehicles in USA and India, and holds an enviable 30 or more global patents.
An authority on EVs, he has served on a number of government boards set up to frame EV policies. A director in the Maini Group and co-founder of Virya Mobility 5.0, he is an investor and on the board of multiple clean-tech start-ups. SUN Mobility is a 50:50 joint venture between Virya Mobility 5.0 and Sun New Energy Systems, a subsidiary of London based Sun Group of Companies.
Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman, SUN Mobility
A visionary, Uday Khemka is committed to creating a world run on renewable energy. Deeply involved in the London based Sun Group's entrepreneurial and principal investment activities in the food and beverage, natural resource, and real estate sectors, Uday is currently focused on building the Group’s clean energy and clean technology platforms. He is helming Sun Energy Systems, the flagship firm of the Sun Group, a company set up to invest in the new energy space.
This company will focus on renewable energy, electric mobility and electric storage. Uday firmly believes that the way the world travels and the fuel we consume will undergo a huge transformation, making the planet a greener one. An expert in the field of solar energy, he is the current Chairman of the Clean Energy Finance Forum, the Solar Rooftop Policy Coalition and a Director of The Climate Group, India.
Chief Operating Officer, SUN Mobility
Ajay Goel is a Senior Advisor to the SUN Group on its global, clean-tech investments, including renewables, electric mobility and electric storage. He is also COO at SUN Mobility.
With more than 25 years of experience in high-tech and clean energy – primarily solar -- Ajay has extensive expertise in scaling up companies around the world. As President, Solar of ReNew Power Ventures, he successfully cemented their position as a leading, clean energy solutions provider.
At Tata Power Solar, as the CEO, he led the turnaround of their cell and module manufacturing business. He also ramped up a robust solar EPC business in both central and distributed generation. During his 20 year stint in the US, Ajay worked at SunEdison, Brightsource Energy and McKinsey, contributing to strategy, business development, mergers and acquisitions, new product introduction and streamlining operations.