Reliance, MG Motor and Castrol team up to build electric charging infrastructure across India

Reliance, MG Motor and Castrol team up to build electric charging infrastructure across India
You can now charge your MG electric car at a Jio-bp charging stationJio-bp
  • Reliance is expanding its partnerships with automakers to utilise its electric charging infrastructure.
  • After TVS Motor, Reliance’s Jio-bp has now teamed up with MG Motor to 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.
Mukesh 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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