Morris Garages (MG) Motor India announced a collaboration with Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) on Monday to expand the country's Electric Vehicle structure. With this agreement, MG Motor India becomes the first passenger car maker to collaborate with BPCL to accelerate the adoption of 'Green Mobility'.
According to the customer, the agreement with BPCL will accelerate EV adoption by boosting intercity travel options, as the two companies would deploy EV chargers on roads and within cities. According to a media release, with BPCL's extensive customer reach and operations and MG's advancements in the EV field, the two corporations may combine knowledge to strategically select charging spots, gather consumer data, design loyalty program, and develop technology to manage charging infrastructure.
"Along with our ecosystem partners, we are working to create a vast network of EV charging stations, in addition to battery recycling & battery second life solutions for end-to-end sustainability for electric vehicles", said Rajeev Chaba, President and Managing Director, MG Motor India. Furthermore, our clients benefit from a one-of-a-kind 6-way charging network, which makes operating an EV on a daily basis considerably easier.
Our collaboration with BPCL is another another step toward enhancing India's EV charging infrastructure in order to revitalize and boost customer trust in EVs. With BPCL's strong presence and extensive network in India, existing and prospective customers across the country would have easy access to charge options, he added.
MG Motor India has installed its multi-step charging system with Alternating Current (AC) chargers and Direct Current (DC) fast chargers in residential areas and MG stores since its beginnings. MG also provides its clients with a 6-way charging environment, which includes a free AC fast-charger (placed at the customer's home/office), an extended charging network, an onboard plug-and-charge cable, and charge-on-the-go with Road Side Assistance (RSA) and community chargers. The planned EV Charging Network with BPCL would provide EV customers with an uninterrupted driving experience while also boosting the country's EV manufacturing environment, according to the media release.
As we enter the era of widespread electric transportation, sustainable consumerism is the present and future. As we enter the phase of rapid energy transition to electric mobility, BPCL is at the forefront of addressing the three major concerns among electric vehicle owners (range anxiety, time anxiety, and discovery anxiety) in order to build consumer confidence for the country's accelerated adoption of electric vehicles, said Arun Kumar Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, BPCL.
He also stated that the oil and gas company BPCL is establishing fast-charging corridors across key roads in the nation, interconnecting important cities and economic hubs, and that the country would have a network of 7000 conveniently positioned fast-charging stations over the next 2-3 years.
MG Motor India is recognized for generating distinct customer experiences with its wide variety of advanced Internet Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) and is a key player in India's EV market. We look forward to this relationship, which will help accelerate the country's adoption of electric mobility while also opening up new prospects for developing unique consumer solutions in the personal mobility arena, he said.
This is MG's next move toward increasing electric car usage in India, in line with the automaker's aim of "ChangeWhatYouCan".