Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) recently partnered with Tata Passenger Electric Mobility (TPEM) to establish public charging stations across India.
What is the aim of the partnership?
According to the company's statement, The partnership aims to enhance the experience for electric vehicle (EV) owners by leveraging BPCL's extensive network of over 21,000 fuel stations and TPEM's insights from the operation of more than 1.15 lakh Tata EVs on Indian roads.
It will also focus on setting up chargers at locations frequently visited by Tata EV owners. Additionally, BPCL will gather insights on charger usage to improve customer experience.
Introducing a payment system for Tata EV users
The two companies are also exploring the possibility of introducing a convenient payment system through a co-branded RFID card, making payment easier for Tata EV users and encouraging more people to adopt electric vehicles in the country.
BPCL said it has a nationwide network of over 21,000 Fuel Stations and is committed to a sustainable future by amalgamating strategy, investments, and environmental goals. The company aims to install 7,000 electric vehicle charging stations next year.
Establishing EV fast-charging highway corridors
BPCL said it has initiated over 90 Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Highway Corridors to ensure the availability of a fast-charging station approximately every 100 kilometers on both sides of major highways.
Spanning more than 30,000 kilometres across various highways, these corridors are set to enhance the convenience and accessibility of electric vehicles, the company said.
Aiming to achieve net zero carbon emissions
According to Santosh Kumar, Executive Director In Charge Retail, BPCL aims to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040 and is moving closer to goal to converting 7000 of its conventional retail outlets into energy stations.
"BPCL has already set up a very large network of fast charging stations across highways. EV is a field of collaboration and we believe that the joining hands with TPEM shall take the EV game of BPCL and TPEM to the next level," Kumar said.
Shailesh Chandra, Managing Director, Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles Ltd., and Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Ltd., "This collaborative partnership epitomizes our shared vision of fostering positive change – an enabling infrastructure for the growing EV customer base. It will benefit from TPEM’s unparalleled EV usage insights, and BPCL’s formidable nationwide network. It has the potential to reshape the landscape of charging infrastructure in the country.”
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