Zyp Technologies, which operates in the energy and electric motorcycle assembly space, announced on Tuesday that it has raised $1.2 million in a seed round that was led by Indus Valley Capital.

The startup’s assembly plant is based in Lahore where it has the capacity to produce 8,000 electric motorcycles a year. Its energy division, through which it provides battery-as-a-service (BaaS), is based in Islamabad.

Through the two business lines – motorcycles and battery service – the startup says it wants to address the issues of high upfront cost, range anxiety, and lengthy charging times.

“Zyp achieves this through an indigenously-developed product portfolio that includes purpose-built electric motorcycles, innovative battery swap stations, proprietary and patent pending battery architecture, cloud software and mobile apps,” it said in a statement to Business Recorder.

“With climate change and rising fuel prices in Pakistan, the urgency to electrify transportation has never been greater. Zyp’s solutions enable motorcycle fleet operators to save up to 70% on fuel costs and eliminate air polluting emissions, making their operations environmentally sustainable and profitable.”

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