Jio-bp, an Indian fuel and mobility joint venture between Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and bp in partnership with TVS Motor Company, has announced that it is working to create a public electric vehicle charging infrastructure for all-in the country. It will be built on top of Jio-bp’s network.
Under this partnership proposal, TVS electric vehicle customers will have access to Jio-bp’s extensive charging network, which is also open to other vehicles. Leveraging the strengths of both companies, the partnership aims to create a conventional AC charging network and a fast DC charging network. This will align with Jio-bp’s and TVS’ commitment to providing reliable and extensive charging infrastructure to their customers. In addition to creating solutions for seamless customer journeys on TVS and Jio-bp apps, the two companies say they are taking the best of their global electrification knowledge and applying them to the Indian market to create a differentiated customer experience that delights consumers.
Jio-bp operates EV charging and swapping stations under the Jio-bp pulse brand. Furthermore, to be part of India’s largest electric vehicle network, Jio-bp says it is creating a charging ecosystem that will benefit all stakeholders in the value chain.
Regarding the partnership, the companies said:
This partnership will help drive EV adoption in the country among two and three-wheeler customers who aspire to take a step forward in going electric. The rapid proliferation of these charging stations will broaden both the companies’ horizons and expedite India’s net-zero emission goals.
TVS Motor Company has sold more than 12,000 units of the TVS iQube since its launch. Last year, the company announced that it would invest Rs 1,000. For the electric vehicle business. The company also said it will launch a full portfolio of two- and three-wheelers with a capacity of 525kW within the next 2 months.