BPCL sets up 19 EV charging stations at 110 fuel stations in 3 South Indian states

The BPCL initiative is aimed at providing support and accelerating EV growth in the country.

As many as 19 electric vehicle charging stations are coming up at 110 fuel stations along 15 highways across the south Indian states of Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, courtesy of a plan being unfurled by Maharatna major Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL).

The Fortune Global 500 company has launched 3 corridors with 19 fuel stations in Kerala, 6 corridors with 33 fuel stations in Karnataka and 10 corridors with 58 fuel stations in Tamil Nadu as part of this plan. The company believes that it would take just 30 minutes to charge an electric vehicle, providing a driving range of upto 125 km at the BPCL fuel stations. The company will come up with one charging station within 100 kilometers.

According to BPCL officials, the corridors will connect important religious and tourists destinations with cities, like Tirupathi in Andhra Pradesh and Bandipur National Park in Karnataka; Ranaganthaswamy Temple, Jambukeswar Temple, famous religious places covered in Kerala are Guruvayoor temple and Kadampuzha temple , Vallarpadam National shrine of Basilica , St.Antony’s Church , Koratty and  Markaz Knowledge City and Early Sunrise watch at Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu and Meenakshi Amman Temple in Madurai, and many more.

BPCL converts 21 highways into electric corridors

BPCL has already converted 21 highways into electric corridors. By end of the current month, as many as 200 highways will be covered with EV Fast Chargers across India. The plan is to provide support and accelerate EV growth in the country.

The fast chargers, which are easy to use, can be self-operated without any manual assistance though support staff will be available if needed. BPCL has digitized the entire EV charger locator, charger operations and transaction process through the HelloBPCL app for an online hassle free and transparent user experience.

Towards a sustainable planet

Several of BPCL’s highway fuel stations also offer hygienic food through its strategic alliances with leading brands such as McDonald’s, A2B, Cube Stop, Café Coffee Day and other local outlets. Bharat Petroleum has also rolled out its chain of In & Out convenience stores at key fuel stations on highways for added convenience to its customers.

BPCL, as part of a forward looking plan, has been integrating its strategy, investments, environmental and social ambitions to move towards a sustainable planet. The company has chalked out the plan to offer electric vehicle charging stations at around 7000 energy stations over next 5 years.

Sanjeev Ramachandran

A journalist with 23 years of experience, Sanjeev has worked with reputed media houses such as Business Standard, The Ne More »

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