MG Motor India joint venture with Bharat Petroleum to bolster EV charging system

MG Motor India entered into a partnership with Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) to bolster the EV charging infrastructure across the country. With this, MG Motor India becomes the first passenger car company to tie up with BPCL to rapidly enhance the adoption of ‘green mobility'.

According to the customer, the partnership with BPCL will add momentum to EV adoption by expanding opportunities for intercity travel as the two entities will install EV chargers across highways and within cities.

With BPCL’s vast customer reach and operations and MG’s strides in the EV space, the two entities can combine expertise to strategically identify charging sites, garner consumer insights, devise loyalty programs, and create technology to manage charging systems, said a media release.

Rajeev Chaba, President and Managing Director, MG Motor India, said, “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.

Furthermore, our customers also benefit from the unique 6-way charging ecosystem that makes using an EV every day much easier.”

“Our partnership with BPCL is yet another step to strengthening the EV charging infrastructure in India to energize and enhance customer confidence in EVs. BPCL’s strong presence and vast network in India will ensure that existing and prospective customers across the country have convenient access to charging solutions,” he added.

From its inception, MG Motor India has set its multi-step charging system with AC chargers and DC fast chargers in residential communities and MG showrooms.

MG also extends a 6-way charging ecosystem to its customers, which includes a free-of-cost AC fast-charger (installed at the customer’s home/office), an extended charging network, a plug-and-charge cable onboard, and charge-on-the-go with RSA (Roadside Assistance), and community chargers.

The proposed EV Charging Network with BPCL will facilitate an uninterrupted driving experience for EV users and boost the country’s EV manufacturing ecosystem. “Sustainable consumption is the present and future as we move into the era of mass electric mobility.

As we herald the phase of the rapid energy transition to electric mobility, BPCL is at the forefront of addressing the three big anxieties amongst electric vehicle owners (range anxiety, time anxiety, and discovery anxiety) in order to build consumer confidence for the accelerated adoption of electric vehicles in the country,” said Arun Kumar Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, BPCL.

He further said that the oil and gas major BPCL is setting up fast-charging corridors across major highways in the country, inter-connecting major cities, and economic centers, and will have a network of 7000 conveniently located fast-charging stations in the country in the next 2-3 years.

“MG Motor India is known for creating differentiated customer experiences through its wide range of evolved Internet SUVs and is a leading player in EVs in India. We look forward to this partnership, providing a fillip to countrywide adoption of electric mobility and opening up opportunities for creating exciting customer offerings in the personal mobility space,” he added.

Aligned with the automaker’s vision to “ChangeWhatYouCan”, this is MG’s next step toward strengthening electric vehicle adoption in India.