Tata Collaborates with Bharat Petroleum to Establish 7,000 Charging Stations Across India

Tata, Bharat Petroleum

In a significant development for India’s electric mobility sector, Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Ltd (TPEM) announced on Friday a strategic partnership with Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) to deploy a vast network of 7,000 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across the country.

Under this memorandum of understanding (MoU), the two prominent companies will work together to create a widespread infrastructure of public charging stations, enhancing the accessibility and convenience of EV charging services in India, as stated by TPEM in a press release.

Leveraging BPCL’s extensive network of fuel stations and TPEM’s invaluable insights gained from more than 1.15 lakh Tata EVs currently on Indian roads, the collaboration aims to strategically position chargers at locations frequently visited by Tata EV owners.

BPCL, a key player in India’s energy sector, has set an ambitious target to establish 7,000 electric vehicle charging stations by the upcoming year. The company has already initiated the development of over 90 electric vehicle fast-charging highway corridors spanning the nation, according to the official statement.

Commenting on this significant partnership, Shailesh Chandra, Managing Director of Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles Ltd and Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Ltd, highlighted its role in expediting India’s transition towards e-mobility. He stated, “This collaborative partnership epitomises our shared vision of fostering positive change – an enabling infrastructure for the growing EV customer base.” Chandra emphasised that the collaboration would benefit from TPEM’s EV usage insights and BPCL’s extensive nationwide network.

Santosh Kumar, Executive Director In-charge Retail at BPCL, noted that the company is progressively advancing toward its goal of transforming 7,000 of its conventional retail outlets into energy stations. This initiative is an integral part of BPCL’s comprehensive decarbonization strategy, demonstrating its commitment to supporting and prioritizing sustainable initiatives.

Kumar expressed optimism about the potential of the partnership, stating, “EV is a field of collaboration, and we believe that joining hands with TPEM shall take the EV game of BPCL and TPEM to the next level.”

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