In a development expected to boost electric vehicle (EV) adoption and mobility in India, MG Motor India and Castrol India are set to collaborate with Jio-bp to explore mobility solutions for EVs.
The strategic partnership aims to create EV-friendly roads for inter-city and intra-city travel by setting up a robust EV charging and service infrastructure in the country.
Under the partnership, Jio-bp, MG Motor and Castrol will set up the four-wheeler EV charging infrastructure and expand Castrol's existing auto service network to cater to EV Customers.
"The partnership is in line with Jio-bp and MG Motor's commitment to provide a vast and reliable charging infrastructure to electric car customers and accelerate EV adoption in India," the company said.
"Jio-bp is creating an ecosystem that will benefit all the stakeholders in the EV value chain and last year, the company constructed and launched two of India's largest EV charging hubs, offering charging infrastructure to consumers under the brand Jio-bp pulse," it added.
With the Jio-bp pulse mobile app, customers can easily find charging stations nearby and seamlessly charge their EVs.
Under the partnership, Castrol will develop and expand its existing multi-brand Auto Service network and Express Oil Change centres to start serving four-wheeler electric cars. These services will be offered across India at Jio-bp mobility stations and select Castrol Auto Service workshops to suit EV and non-EV four-wheelers.
Further, Castrol will help set up EV charging infrastructure across its auto service network.
"With rising EV adoption, car mechanics will require training on the latest automotive technologies. Castrol will leverage its access to a vast pool of car mechanics and offer them specialized EV training and certification," the company statement said.
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