MG Motor India join hands with Bharat Petroleum to bolster India's charging ecosystem

Kenneth John Published: April 25, 2022, 04:16 PM IST

MG Motor India has teamed up with Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) to improve the country's electric vehicle charging infrastructure. MG Motor India is the first passenger car maker in India to partner with BPCL to accelerate the adoption of "green mobility."

This is MG's next move in expanding electric car adoption in India, in line with its ambition to "ChangeWhatYouCan." The collaboration with BPCL will boost EV adoption by boosting intercity travel options, as the two companies will deploy EV chargers on roads and within cities.

Commenting on the development, Rajeev Chaba, President and Managing Director, MG Motor India, said, "The key to a successful transition to electric mobility is a robust EV ecosystem. MG has been at the forefront of the development of a strong EV ecosystem since the launch of the ZS EV in 2020. Along with our ecosystem partners, we are working to create a vast network of EV charging stations, in addition to battery recycling & battery second life solutions for end-to-end sustainability for electric vehicles."

MG Motor India has had a multi-step charging infrastructure in place with AC chargers and DC fast chargers in residential areas and MG stores since its beginnings. MG also offers its clients a 6-way charging environment that includes a free AC fast-charger (placed at the customer's home/office), an expanded charging network, a plug-and-charge cable onboard, and charge-on-the-go via RSA (Roadside Assistance) and community chargers.

Commenting on the partnership, Arun Kumar Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, BPCL said, "Sustainable consumption is the present and future as we move into the era of mass electric mobility. As we herald the phase of the rapid energy transition to electric mobility, BPCL is at the forefront of addressing the three big anxieties amongst electric vehicle owners (range anxiety, time anxiety, and discovery anxiety) in order to build consumer confidence for the accelerated adoption of electric vehicles in the country."

The planned EV Charging Network with BPCL would provide EV drivers with a consistent driving experience while also helping to grow the country's EV manufacturing ecosystem.

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