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BPCL and Tata Passenger Electric Mobility sign pact for electric chargers

New Delhi, Dec 8 (UNI) Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) on Friday said that it has signed a pact with Tata Passenger Electric Mobility (TPEM) to set up 7,000 chargers.
"This agreement between TPEM and BPCL aims to improve the overall experience for Tata EV owners and the two companies are also exploring the possibility of introducing a convenient payment system through a co-branded RFID card, making payment easier for Tata EV users and encourage more people to adopt electric vehicles in the country," an official statement said.
Over the next year, BPCL aims to install electric vehicle charging stations at approximately 7,000 energy stations.
Santosh Kumar, Executive Director In-charge Retail, BPCL said “BPCL is constantly striving to align with the nation’s vision to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040. BPCL steadily moving closer to goal to converting 7,000 of our conventional retail outlets into energy stations which is a part of a comprehensive decarbonization strategy to support and prioritize sustainable initiatives."
Shailesh Chandra, Managing Director, TPEM said, “EV adoption is a key imperative to combat the deteriorating air quality in Indian cities. Wide-spread and reliable charging infrastructure will be a key catalyst for accelerating EV adoption in India."
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