Jio-BP allies with BluSmart
The companies will collaborate in planning, development and operation of EV charging infrastructure, at suitable locations across cities where BluSmart operates
New Delhi: Jio-BP, the fuels and mobility joint venture between Reliance Industries Ltd and UK's BP, on Thursday announced a partnership with BluSmart, an electric ride-hailing platform to set up a network of commercial large-scale EV charging stations. As part of the partnership, Jio-BP will set up these stations for passenger electric vehicles and fleets across the country, the company said in a statement.
"Through this partnership, both companies will collaborate in planning, development and operation of EV charging infrastructure, at suitable locations across cities where BluSmart operates," it said.
It further noted that "with the first phase-roll out in the national capital region, these EV charging stations will be capable of accommodating a minimum of 30 vehicles at each station and will be concentrated in urban areas." BluSmart, through its all-electric fleet, has been disrupting the mobility landscape by providing reliable, zero-surge and zero-tailpipe emission ride-hailing service in Delhi NCR.
Running the largest fleet of EVs, BluSmart aims to expand its network into other major cities across India. Harish C Mehta, CEO, Jio-BP, said: "Leveraging BP's learnings from the UK with BP Pulse, where they have the country's largest EV charging network, from Germany through their Aral brand, Jio-BP intends to bring in the latest in EV technology to our consumers."