Ampere Electric has partnered with Bounce to offer Ampere electric scooters in India on rent. Bounce is the largest rideshare platform in India, and it has ordered 3,000 Ampere electric scooters under this tie-up.
Intending to speed up the EV adoption and encourage more consumers to try out EVs, companies are increasingly partnering with rental and leasing platforms now. In August, this year Ampere Electric partnered with OTO Capital to offer Ampere electric scooters in India on lease. The same month, it also announced a battery subscription plan under a partnership with Autovert Technologies in the home market. Now, it has partnered with the two-wheeler rental company Bounce to allow customers to rent Ampere electric scooters.
Ampere Electric, a subsidiary of Greaves Cotton Ltd., says that its electric scooters are available in nearly 200 cities and towns. The company aims to make these EVs more accessible and convenient for customers with affordable rental plans enabled by Bounce.
Ampere Electric hasn’t disclosed the name of models it will supply to Bounce as part of the tie-up. However, it has released a picture showing one of the Ampere Zeal series models, with orange-black dual-tone body paint and three green stripes on the front apron and the side panel. There are three units of this model in the picture, and they are registered in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
As per the latest sales data, Ampere Electric ranks no. 4 in India’s top-selling electric two-wheeler brands. From April to September this year, the company has sold 919 electric scooters. It held a 12% market share in the electric two-wheeler segment during this period.