Reliance Jio-bp announced a partnership with BluSmart - the country's first and largest all-electric ride-hailing platform to establish a network of commercial large-scale electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across the country. In a statement on Thursday, September 9, Jio-bp- the fuels and mobility joint venture between Reliance Industries Limited and bp, said that it will set up the charging stations for the passengers EVs and fleets across India.
Through its all-electric fleet, BluSmart has been disrupting the mobility landscape by providing a zero-surge, reliable, and zero-tailpipe emission ride-hailing service in the national capital region (NCR).
Through the partnership, both Jio-bp and BluSmart will collaborate for the development, operation, and planning of the electric vehicle charging infrastructure at various suitable locations across cities, where BluSmart has its operations.
With the rollout of the first phase in NCR, the charging stations will be able to accommodate a minimum of 30 vehicles at each station and will be concentrated in the urban areas.
“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,'' said Mr Harish C. Mehta, Chief Executive Officer, Jio-bp.
''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,'' added Mr Mehta.