Bharat Petroleum (BPCL) has unveiled plans to transform its gas stations into energy stations, initially establishing electric vehicle charging infrastructure at 7,000 of the company’s more than 19,000 petrol stations by 2024.
BPCL will initially focus on locations on highways and in cities prioritized by the Indian government, according to electrive.com. The company is planning to set up 400 fast-charging sites on highways, of which 80 are already operational. Currently, Bharat Petroleum has a total of 747 charging stations and 13 battery exchange stations.
“EV charging infrastructure is one of the five focused segments that BPCL is working on, along with petchem, gas, consumer retailing, renewables and biofuels that will serve the energy needs of the nation,” said Arun Kumar Singh, chairman and managing director of Bharat Petroleum.
BPCL is the second-largest Indian oil marketing company and one of the premier integrated energy companies in India, with a