Jio-BP tie up with BluSmart to set up electric charging stations

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JIO-BP, the joint venture between Reliance Industries

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BluSmart has the largest fleet of EV cabs and the largest network of fast-charging stations across Delhi NCR, as per the statement. It aims to expand to other major cities across India.

As part of the partnership, Jio-BP will set up charging stations for passenger electric vehicles and fleets across the country, beginning with the national capital region. Each charging station will have the capacity to accommodate a minimum of 30 vehicles.

“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,” said Harish C. Mehta, Chief Executive Officer, Jio-BP.

Jio-BP is partnering with leading OEMs, technology, and platform players for setting up its EV fixed charging stations with a format-specific approach for all vehicle categories, as per the statement.

“EV Superhubs are the future of EV charging as it provides seamless charging access to consumers and ride-hailing fleets and we will be jointly building some of the largest EV Superhubs in the world,” said Anmol Jaggi, Co-Founder and CEO, BluSmart.

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