Electric Vehicle Charging Stations: In order to promote green energy in the country, Indian Oil will deploy electric vehicle charging facilities at 10,000 petrol pumps in the next three years. The proposed EV charging network at petrol pumps will facilitate a seamless driving experience to electric vehicle users. Through this, it will also help in promoting Electric Vehicle Manufacturing in the country. At present, IndianOil has 448 EV charging stations and 30 battery swapping stations across the country.
Electric vehicle charging also at petrol pumps
Presenting the account of this plan, Indian Oil Corporation Chairman SM Vaidya said that, Electric vehicles are now a reality, and IndianOil is ready to take advantage of the challenges and opportunities in this sector. Services at petrol pumps now also include electric vehicle charging service.
Electric vehicle charging facility in 9 cities
He said that in the first phase, the focus will be on electric vehicle charging facilities in nine cities. These include Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Surat and Pune. SM Vaidya informed that the network of charging stations will be expanded to state capitals, smart cities and major highways and expressways connecting these cities in a phased manner.
Indian Oil has tied up with Tata Power, REIL, PGCIL, NTPC, Fortum, Hyundai, Tech Mahindra, BHEL, Ola to provide electric vehicle charging facilities at its petrol pumps. Initially, electric vehicle charging facilities from 2W to 3W will be deployed. Later it can also be increased according to the need and keeping in view the market conditions.
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