EVs are gaining popularity in India but with that India will have to focus on installing EV Charging points/stations and give it a status of infrastructure development. Hero Moto Corp, one of the world’s biggest manufacturers of two-wheelers is going to collaborate with Bharat Corporation Limited to work on the problem.
BPCL and Hero will collaborate to install EV Charging station for two wheelers all across the country. This has made Hero Moto Corp become India’s first Original Equipment Manufacturer to make a business deal with a Public Sector Undertaking to start building electric vehicle operations infrastructure in the country.
Both the companies will start their journey by first installing EV charging points at fuel stations of BPCL all across the country. After covering a substantial number of BPCL fuel stations they will expand to go into other business verticals of electronic vehicles. The companies also announced the first phase of the program and nine cities will be covered starting from Delhi and Bengaluru.
Hero Moto Corp has revealed that charging stations that the companies will be building will have multiple points and will also have AC and DC chargers to cover the needs of every two-wheeled EV. Company will also introduce a cashless model where user will have to download the Hero Moto Corp App. Users will be able to control the charging service through the app and they will be able to make online payments on it.
What Hero Moto Corp And BPCL Expressed?
Dr Pawan Munjal, Chairman and CEO of Hero Moto Corp said, “Sustainability has been a key pillar of growth within the Hero MotoCorp global ecosystem. Now, with our Vision “Be the Future of Mobility” we are aggressively advancing our initiatives towards the technologies and solutions that will empower all individuals, societies and industries to contribute towards the planet’s environmental targets.”
He added, “In addition to developing world-class and tech-driven sustainable emerging mobility solutions, we are also making significant efforts towards building a robust EV ecosystem and offering the most advanced services to customers. The partnership with BPCL, which is already at the forefront of customer energy solutions, will be beneficial for both the EV segment and customers. This collaboration will also unlock opportunities for asset allocation and expansion in the future.”
Arun Kumar Singh, Chairman and Managing Director of BPCL said, “As we step into the exciting phase of energy transition, BPCL will continue to be at the forefront of accelerating the spread of clean energy in the country and will be creating a network of 7000 Energy Stations across the country with EV charging leading our endeavor.”
He added, “India’s personal mobility is primarily driven by two-wheelers who form the largest part of our valued customer base and the two-wheeler segment has been the early adopters of electric two wheelers. Our alliance with Hero MotoCorp, global leader in the two-wheeler industry and with a fine penchant for innovation, is therefore an extremely strategic step towards ushering in an era of best-in class EV charging solutions for our customers in our Energy Stations and an exciting future of innovative solutions in the EV sector.”