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New Delhi, September 9 : Jio-bp, the fuels and mobility joint venture between Reliance Industries and bp, on Wednesday announced a partnership with ride-hailing platform BluSmart for setting up EV (electric vehicle) charging stations across the country.
As part of the tie-up, Jio-bp will set up these stations for passenger electric vehicles and fleets across the country.
An official statement said that the two companies would collaborate in planning, development and operation of EV charging infrastructure, at suitable locations across cities where BluSmart operates.
With the first phase roll-out in the National Capital Region (NCR), the EV charging stations will be capable of accommodating a minimum of 30 vehicles at each station and will be concentrated in urban areas.
Speaking on the collaboration, Harish C. Mehta, Chief Executive Officer, Jio-bp said, “Jio-bp will be at the forefront of EV infrastructure development in the country. Leveraging bp’s learnings from the UK with bp Pulse, where they have the country’s largest EV charging network, from Germany through their Aral brand, Jio-bp intends to bring in the latest in EV technology to our consumers.”
In line with the New Energy vision of RIL, our Advanced Mobility teams are working tirelessly to create cleaner and smarter ways for Indians to travel. Our partnership with BluSmart is a significant milestone in our vision of offering new age low-carbon emitting, cleaner and more affordable options,” he added.
Jio-bp has signed agreement with BluSmart to set up EV charging stations pan-India for passenger electric vehicles and fleets.
“BluSmart operates large EV charging Superhubs powering the burgeoning EV fleet. Our partnership with Jio-bp is a true testament of our ability to provide world-class EV charging infrastructure solutions for India,” said Anmol Jaggi, Co-Founder and CEO, BluSmart.