Bharat & Tata to build charging network in India

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited and Tata Passenger Electric Mobility have signed an MoU to set up 7,000 electric vehicle charging stations in India by next year.

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In addition to setting up the charging network, the two companies are also planning to introduce a payment system through a co-branded RFID card, which Tata writes will make payment easier for customers, which will then encourage EV adoption.

Bharat currently operates over 21,000 fuel stations across India, meaning that the planned expansion will upgrade about one-third by next year. Bharat has also initiated over 90 fast-charging highway corridors, which are to ensure that a fast-charging station is available every 100 kilometres on each side of the highway. These will then span over 30,000 kilometres across the nation.

“EV adoption is a key imperative to combat the deteriorating air quality in Indian cities. Wide-spread and reliable charging infrastructure will be a key catalyst for accelerating EV adoption in India,” said Shailesh Chandra, Managing Director, Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles, adding: “

Just last month, Bharat Petroleum also announced intentions to install charging infrastructure at its gas stations in the nation.


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