Bharat Petroleum to convert existing fuel stations to energy stations will see 7,000 existing locations converting into EV charging points…
So, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) announced on Friday (October 14) the establishment and commencement of Phase-2 of their Fast-Charging stations in southern India.
BPCL have commenced the operations of their fast-charging stations on two corridors in the southern region of India – Bengaluru-Chennai & Bengaluru-Mysore-Coorg Highway.
These new fast chargers follow the CCS-2 protocol and are strategically located at 9 of their existing fuel stations covering nearly 100 Km on both sides of the said routes. The installation of these 25 KW fast chargers will facilitate customers to access and charge their EVs in about 30 minutes to enjoy hassle-free travel.
These customers can enjoy a seamless payment experience using BPCL’s use- friendly payment mobile application ‘HelloBPCL’. These new fast chargers can be self-operated without any manual assistance, however, support staff help will be available, if and when needed.
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Speaking at the launch of the EV Fast-Charging Corridors, MR. P.S. Ravi (Executive Director In-charge (Retail), BPCL) said –
“The growth of 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” solution 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 is further planning to offer CCS-2 EV charging stations at their fuel pumps at periodic intervals on all major national highways connecting major cities and economic centres of the country. The Chennai-Trichy-Madurai highway was part of Phase-1 of the plan.
Furthermore, BPCL plans to accelerate their focus on new business segments and convert their 7,000 exiting conventional Retail Outlets into Energy Stations – providing multiple fueling options – which will also include an EV charging facility, in the medium to long term of their plan.