MG Motor India has partnered with BPCL to provide charging stations across India.
The British car manufacturer MG Motor has partnered with the Indian government-owned oil company, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), to provide more electric vehicle charging infrastructure in India. They aim to strengthen the adoption of the use of Electric Vehicles in the country by expanding opportunities for intercity travel as they will be installing charging infrastructures across highways and within cities.
With combined expertise, the partnership will strategically identify charging sites, gather consumer insights, devise loyalty programs, and create technology to manage charging systems.
President and Managing director of MG Motor India, Rajeev Chaba, said in a press release, “The key to a successful transition to electric mobility is a robust EV ecosystem. MG has been at the forefront of developing a strong EV ecosystem since the launch of the ZS EV in 2020. Along with our ecosystem partners, we are working to create a vast network of EV charging stations and battery recycling & battery second life solutions for end-to-end sustainability for electric vehicles.”
He also added, “Our customers also benefit from the unique 6-way charging ecosystem that makes using an EV every day much easier. Our partnership with BPCL is yet another step to strengthening the EV charging infrastructure in India to energize and enhance customer confidence in EVs. BPCL’s strong presence and vast network in India will ensure that existing and prospective customers have convenient access to charging solutions across the country. We aim to further expand the opportunities of charging an EV and educate consumers on the environmental benefits of the same.”
A big challenge that electric vehicle drivers face is India’s lack of charging infrastructure. But this partnership will help address these challenges and make it easier for drivers to switch over to an electric vehicle.