Ecofy and Vidyut join to offer subscription-based battery-as-a-service model for EV sales – ET Auto

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With a hybrid financing model that reduces the cost of acquisition and introduces a pay-per-km battery leasing model, Ecofy and Vidyut aim to make the adoption of EVs stress-free and risk-free, the companies said.

New Delhi: Ecofy, a leading green-only Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC), and Vidyut, a pioneering EV ownership platform specializing in making electric three-wheeler acquisition more affordable, Tuesday announced a strategic partnership to foster sustainable transportation solutions. While Ecofy will finance, Vidyut will offer a subscription-based battery-as-a-service model to ensure affordable EV solutions.With a hybrid financing model that reduces the cost of acquisition and introduces a pay-per-km battery leasing model, Ecofy and Vidyut aim to make the adoption of EVs stress-free and risk-free, the companies said.

Kailash Rathi, Head of Partnerships & Co-Lending at Ecofy, said, “This collaboration underscores our shared commitment to promoting sustainable mobility solutions. Ecofy has already made meaningful strides in the 3W EV space with its unique product and boasts partnerships with all top OEMs. As a dedicated green financier, we have been pioneering innovative and bespoke solutions to drive green penetration in the country. In line with this, by combining Ecofy’s expertise in green financing and Vidyut’s subscription model, we aim to democratize EV ownership in the country.”

“Our battery subscription-based vehicle ownership model provides customers with a 30%-40% cheaper alternative to traditional ICE vehicle ownership. This solution broadens access to electric vehicles by eliminating the necessity for significant upfront payments and providing flexible payment options based on usage, making EV ownership more accessible to a wider audience,” he added.

Xitij Kothi, co-founder at Vidyut, said, “We are excited to partner with Ecofy to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles and contribute to a greener future. Our subscription-based holistic ownership model aligns perfectly with Ecofy’s mission to drive positive environmental impact through sustainable financing solutions. Together, we aim to empower solo entrepreneurs and small businesses to make the transition to electric vehicles seamlessly.”

Between 2019 and now, India saw a notable surge in electric vehicle adoption across various segments. Passenger cars experienced a robust growth rate of 37%, capturing 3% of the market. The commercial vehicle sector witnessed even stronger growth, with electric three-wheelers commanding 65% of the market share. Two-wheelers also saw significant adoption, comprising 7% of total sales.

  • Published On Apr 23, 2024 at 03:40 PM IST

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