Swobbee Gets €6 M For Battery Swapping Stations
Micro-mobility providers rely on batteries for their e-scooters and e-bikes, and more and more package delivery services are using cargo bikes and similar e-vehicles for their last-mile delivery logistics. Berlin startup Swobbee’s idea is to provide a manufacturer-open technology platform for battery charging stations, where providers and services can simply swap various empty batteries for full ones. DHL, DPD, and Hermes are already among Swobbee’s customers, as are TIER, on whose successes we recently reported. Swobbee has now raised €5.9 M in a Series A round, as both tech.eu and electrive report. Next to ‘Charging-as-a-Service’, another thing the company would like to test with this fresh money is whether they can address the end users too with an extension of their ‘Battery-as-a-Service’ to private e-vehicle owners. “This year, we are piloting together with the European Union a B2C model where we would like to discover if swappable batteries or battery-sharing services could be a thing for European customers,” said Thomas Duscha, CEO and co-founder. It looks like Swobbee is well on the road to becoming the “central filling station for micro-mobility”.
Read more about Berlin battery technology here: reason-why.berlin/battery-related-business