The company has chalked out the plan to offer electric vehicle charging stations at around 7000 energy stations over the next five years starting its operations from South India.
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), a ‘Maharatna’ and Fortune Global 500 company, has introduced EV Fast-Charging Corridors on the Chennai-Trichy-Madurai expressway, with the installation of CCS-2 DC Fast chargers at 10 of its strategically situated fuel stations on both sides of the highway.
The Company is accelerating its focus on new business segments for sustainable growth and converting 7,000 conventional Retail Outlets into Energy Stations, providing multiple fuelling options, which will also include an EV charging facility in the medium to long term.
Bharat Petroleum has planned to provide CCS-2 Electric Vehicle charging stations (EVCS) at its fuel stations at periodic intervals on all major national highways connecting major cities and economic centres in the country to boost inter-city travel on Electric vehicles.
The first phase launch on Chennai – Trichy – Madurai highway will be followed up by key routes which have high existing motorist traffic and a propensity for transition to travel by electric vehicles.