Ather Energy and BPCL partner to install EV chargers at fuel stations

Through this collaboration, Ather Energy will get access to BPCL’s network of over 21,000 fuel stations across the country, enabling the installation of Ather’s fast-charging Grid.

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Ather Energy and BPCL partner to install EV chargers at fuel stations

Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL), a leading OMC has forged a strategic partnership with Ather Energy, to further strengthen and expand electric vehicle charging network.

Through this collaboration, Ather Energy will get access to BPCL’s network of over 21,000 fuel stations across the country, enabling the installation of Ather’s fast-charging Grid.

This collaboration strengthens Ather Energy's coverage in metropolitan areas and facilitates the deployment of charging infrastructure along intercity routes with high usage. In its initial phase, Ather Energy has successfully installed four fast chargers at various locations in Delhi NCR. The company plans to scale up to over 100 fast chargers at BPCL locations across India by the end of the year.

Ravneet Phokela, Chief Business Officer, Ather Energy, said, “Since inception, Ather Energy has focused on building a robust and extensive charging infrastructure, which is critical to accelerating EV adoption in the country. Our partnership with Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), India's leading oil and gas company, builds the momentum even further to create a widespread, nationwide fast-charging network. This collaboration will enable us to leverage BPCL's 21000 fuel stations, bringing Ather Grid closer to our customers across the country. As EV adoption continues to grow, we believe strategic alliances like these play a crucial role in making charging infrastructure more accessible.”

Rajiv Dutta, Head Retail North, BPCL, said, “BPCL are constantly striving to align ourselves with the nation’s vision to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040. We are steadily moving closer to our goal to converting 7000 of our conventional Retail Outlets into Energy Stations which is a part of a comprehensive decarbonisation strategy to support and prioritise sustainable initiatives. Electric 2 wheelers are leading EV adoption, a charging infrastructure at Retail Outlets would bring confidence and convenience to early EV adopters.”

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