Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) and Jio-bp (a fuels and mobility joint venture between Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and bp) are strengthening their existing partnership by setting up a robust charging network for the upcoming Mahindra e-SUV launches. Starting with 16 cities, Jio-bp will install DC fast chargers at M&M dealership network and workshops across the country. With these chargers being open to public, the partnership will benefit all stakeholders in the EV value chain.
M&M launched its first all-electric C segment SUV – the XUV400 at Mahindra Research Valley, Chennai last month. The company also made rapid strides towards electrification by unveiling its Born Electric Vision with a range of world-class electric SUVs to be launched in the country in the next few years. The group is supplementing the launch of electric vehicles with access to extensive fast charging infrastructure. To this end, M&M has partnered with Jio-bp to provide EV users with a wide, accessible and convenient fast charging network.
The RIL and bp joint venture is aggressively expanding its Jio-bp pulse branded EV charging network by setting up charging facilities at multiple touch points within cities and major highways to ensure smooth intra-city and inter-city commutes for EV owners. Through a state of the art digital platform, this partnership envisages rolling out e-mobility solutions across discovery, availability, navigation and transactions to empower all EV users to seamlessly access the M&M partner charging network.
M&M and Jio-bp will together drive electric passenger car adoption in India and help expedite the country’s net-zero emission goals.