BPCL rolls out second phase of setting up EV charging stations in Southern India
The oil and gas company has launched EV fast-charging corridors on the Bangalore-Chennai and Bangalore-Mysore-Coorg Highway.
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) announced the launch of EV Fast-Charging stations on two corridors in India's southern region, Bangalore-Chennai and Bangalore-Mysore-Coorg Highway, at an event in Bangalore on Friday. The first phase included the Chennai-Trichy-Madurai highway.
The fast chargers adhere to the CCS-2 protocol and are strategically placed at nine of its fuel stations located approximately 100 kilometres apart on both sides of the routes.
Customers will be able to discover and charge their EVs in about 30 minutes, which gives them a travel range of up to 125 kilometres. The fast chargers can be used without any manual assistance; however, if and when assistance is required, support staff will be available, the company said.
P S Ravi, Executive Director In-charge (Retail), BPCL said “The growth of the Indian electric vehicle market has been significant over the years and the launch of our EV Fast-Charging Corridors on the Bangalore-Chennai Highway and Bangalore-Mysore-Coorg Highway is aligned with India’s EV dream of transitioning to cleaner alternatives. Our leading edge in providing “superior” solutions and experiences will serve our EV customers along the two new corridors and will provide a Pure for Sure experience in this exciting journey of electric mobility.”
BPCL intends to accelerate its focus on new business segments with the announcement of the launch, while also converting its 7,000 conventional retail outlets into energy stations with multiple fuelling options. This will also include an EV charging station in the medium to long term.
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