Reliance Jio-bp, the fuels and mobility joint venture between Reliance Industries Limited and bp, announced a partnership with BluSmart, India's first and largest all-electric ride-hailing platform, to set up a network of commercial large scale EV (electric vehicle) charging stations. As part of the partnership, Jio-bp will set up these stations for passenger electric vehicles and fleets across the country.
BluSmart, through its all-electric fleet, has been disrupting the mobility landscape by providing reliable, zero-surge and zero-tailpipe emission ride-hailing service in Delhi NCR. Running the largest fleet of EVs, BluSmart aims to expand its network into other major cities across India.
Jio-bp And BluSmart Each EV Charging Station Will Charge Minimum of 30 Vehicles
Through this partnership, both companies will 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, these EV charging stations will be capable of accommodating a minimum of 30 vehicles at each station and will be concentrated in urban areas.
Harish C Mehta, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Jio-bp, said, “Jio-bp will be at the forefront of EV infrastructure development in the country”. This is a great initiative from the company and one which looks towards the future in a positive manner.
The role of EVs is surely to rise with the rising pollution because of petrol and diesel automobiles on the roads. This partnership between the companies will enable India to come up with a world-class EV charging infrastructure in no time, which will put the country ahead of many years.
Anmol Jaggi, Co-founder and CEO, BluSmart, said, “EV Superhubs are the future of EV charging as it provides seamless charging access to consumers and ride-hailing fleets, and we will be jointly building some of the largest EV Superhubs in the world.”