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Bharat Petroleum and Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Collaborate to Setup 7,000 Chargers

An MOU has been signed by Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Ltd. (TPEM), which is credited with spearheading India's electric vehicle revolution, and Fortune 500 company Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), a

An MOU has been signed by Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Ltd. (TPEM), which is credited with spearheading India’s electric vehicle revolution, and Fortune 500 company Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), a fully integrated Maharatna energy company, to work together to establish public charging stations throughout the country.

The partnership will install chargers at sites where Tata EV customers commonly visit by utilizing TPEM’s data from over 1.15 lakh Tata EVs on Indian roads and BPCL’s extensive network of gasoline stations. Furthermore, BPCL will collect data on charger usage to enhance the customer experience.

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The goal of this partnership between TPEM and BPCL is to enhance EV owners’ entire experience throughout India. The two businesses are also looking into the prospect of launching an easy-to-use payment system for Tata EV owners via a co-branded RFID card, which would facilitate payments and promote the use of electric vehicles across the nation.

According to Santosh Kumar, Executive Director In charge Retail, BPCL said “BPCL is constantly striving to align with the nation’s vision to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040. BPCL steadily moving closer to goal to converting 7000 of our conventional retail outlets into energy stations which is a part of a comprehensive decarbonization strategy to support and prioritize sustainable initiatives. BPCL has already set up a very large network of fast charging stations across highways. EV is a field of collaboration and we believe that the joining hands with TPEM shall take the EV game of BPCL and TPEM to the next level.”

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BPCL has over 21,000 fuel stations and combines strategy, investments, and environmental aims to create a sustainable future. BPCL plans 7,000 EV charging stations by next year. BPCL has established over 90 Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Highway Corridors nationwide to provide fast-charging stations every 100 kilometres on both sides of key highways to ease electric vehicle owners’ range issues. More than 30,000 kilometres of roadway lanes improve EV convenience and accessibility.

According to Shailesh Chandra, Managing Director, Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles Ltd., and Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Ltd., “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. In line with our commitment to develop the charging ecosystem in India, we are delighted to announce our strategic collaboration with BPCL, which is aimed at accelerating India’s journey towards e-mobility. This collaborative partnership epitomizes our shared vision of fostering positive change – an enabling infrastructure for the growing EV customer base. It will benefit from TPEM’s unparalleled EV usage insights, and BPCL’s formidable nationwide network. It has the potential to reshape the landscape of charging infrastructure in the country.”

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About Bharat Petroleum

Fortune Global 500 Company, Bharat Petroleum is the second largest Indian Oil Marketing Company and one of the premier integrated energy companies in India, engaged in refining crude oil and marketing petroleum products, with a significant presence in the upstream and downstream sectors of the oil and gas industry. The company attained the coveted Maharatna status, joining the elite club of companies having greater operational & financial autonomy.

About Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Ltd (TPEM)

Tata Motors is leading India’s electric mobility revolution and making e-vehicles more affordable. Tata EVs (cars & SUVs) are known for their tremendous performance, zero emissions, connected features, and cheap operating costs thanks to Ziptron technology. Select Tata Group enterprises have worked under ‘Tata UniEVerse’ to accelerate EV adoption. They were early advocates of ‘EVs being the future of mobility’ and understood the importance of an enabling ecosystem.

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Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Ltd., a Tata Motors subsidiary with TPG Rise Climate as an investor, plans to invest $2 billion by 2026 to launch 10 new electric vehicles, build a dedicated BEV architecture, support local component manufacturing, and develop advanced automotive and battery technologies. To accelerate EV adoption in India, it plans to build a vast charging infrastructure and other infrastructure.

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