Reliance, MG Motor and Castrol team up to build electric charging infrastructure across India
Relianceis expanding its partnerships with automakers to utilise its electric charging infrastructure.
- After TVS Motor, Reliance’s Jio-bp has now teamed up with
MG Motorto allow MG car owners to charge their vehicles across Castrol’s auto service network.
- Jio-bp has also set up two large EV charging facilities – in Mumbai and Delhi.
AdvertisementMukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries has announced a partnership with British carmaker MG Motor and Castrol, a British oil company, to expand electric charging infrastructure across India.
The partnership will see the three companies leverage Castrol’s existing auto service network, thereby giving Reliance a presence across the electric charging network, Castrol another revenue stream and allow MG Motor car owners to charge their cars.
Jio-bp and Castrol will also work together to expand the oil company’s auto service network to charge four-wheeler EVs, which will likely require facility upgrades. This will also allow Castrol an opportunity to service electric cars.
“The partnership is in line with Jio-bp and MG Motor's commitment to provide vast and reliable charging infrastructure to electric car customers and accelerating EV adoption in India,” the joint statement issued by Jio-bp and MG Motor said.
Consumers with EVs can make use of Jio-bp’s charging network using the Jio-bp pulse app.
Not the first time Jio-bp has partnered with an automaker
Earlier in April, Jio-bp announced a partnership with TVS Motor to provide electric charging facilities for TVS’ two and three wheelers. The TVS iQube is the company’s latest electric scooter.
Jio-bp, a joint venture between Reliance Industries and BP, was announced back in 2020, at a time when the Reliance-Aramco deal was still a work in progress.
Since the Reliance-Aramco deal went on the backburner, the Mukesh Ambani led company has launched two large EV charging hubs – in Mumbai and Delhi, respectively. It has also set up free EV charging facilities for its employees in a bid to boost EV adoption.
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