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Ather Energy’s ex-CPO launches Exponent Energy to simplify energy for EVs

The first line of products are a battery pack & charging station called E-pack & E-pump that together unlock a 0 to 100% rapid charge within 15 minutes for commercial vehicles with any number of wheels, all while using affordable Lithium-ion cells & delivering a 3000 cycle life warranty.

Arun Vinayak, Ather Energy’s Founding partner and former Chief Product Officer, launches Exponent Energy. Sanjay Byalal, his colleague at Ather Energy and a former HUL supply chain & operations manager, has joined Arun, as a Co-Founder.

Exponent aims to simplify energy for EVs by building a Flexible Energy Stack: a technology that enables seamless flow of energy & information between the grid & vehicle to unlock a universe of products.

The first line of products is a battery pack & charging station called E-pack & E-pump that together unlock a 0 to 100% rapid charge within 15 minutes for commercial vehicles with any number of wheels. All while using affordable Lithium-ion cells & delivering a 3000 cycle life warranty.

For context:

1. Regular charging solutions take anywhere between 4 to 8 hours to deliver a full charge.

2. Most batteries last only 3 years – primarily because of significant degradation during charging.

3. The best fast charging solutions in India are restricted to a few premium EVs, do a full charge within 50 minutes & have several caveats.

Arun Vinayak, Co-founder, Exponent Energy said, “The 0 to 1 shift where EVs drive better than ICE vehicles has happened. However, the 1 to 100 scale is shackled by how complex & disrupted energy flow is for EVs today – specifically between chargers and batteries leading to terrible charge times and battery life. The Indian EV space has massive potential ($206 Bn cumulatively by 2030). But to get there, we need to simplify energy for EVs by solving crucial deep tech problems. A rapid charging solution agnostic of battery capacity, cell chemistry & the number of wheels on a vehicle is the first of many innovations that will unlock exponential scale for everyone.”

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