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Electric Vehicle adoption fast-tracked by Reliance and Swiggy

| Updated: August 5, 2021 19:34

Reliance BP Mobility Limited in partnership with Swiggy announced the commencement of trials that will increase the deployment of EVs in the delivery fleet of the food delivery platform, Swiggy to contribute to the creation of an EV ecosystem.

The adoption of battery-operated EV includes deployment of electric 2-wheelers by Swiggy’s network of delivery partners. Jio-bp network battery swapping stations at various locations would set up by RBML with assistance from Swiggy. The Swiggy delivery partners and staff would be provided needed technical assistance and training regarding battery swapping.

This partnership aims at creating a greener environment and a cost-effective option for delivery fleets.

Mr Harish C. Mehta, CEO, Reliance BP Mobility Limited, said, “With an objective to support the Government of India’s vision of electric mobility, RBML has forayed into e-mobility services and is committed to creating an ecosystem which will help accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles in the country. ”

Mr. Sriharsha Majety, CEO, Swiggy, said, “Business growth should go hand-in-hand with the interests of its stakeholders, the welfare of the community, and minimizing the impact on the environment. Swiggy’s fleet delivers millions of orders each month with our partners travelling an average of 80- 100kms daily. We are also mindful of the environmental impact of our operations and are taking the necessary steps to make our journey more sustainable.”

Jio-bp targets to set up a distributed network of multiple thousand battery swap stations over the next 5 years at its retail outlets in addition to leading residential and commercial complexes, malls, hotels, business parks, IT hubs, parking lots to name a few potential urban locations pan-India. Battery swapping is set to lead the green wave in the last mile delivery and passenger segments.

As an integrated EV infrastructure player, Jio-bp is also actively partnering with leading OEMs, technology, and platform players for setting up its EV fixed charging stations with a format-specific approach for the car (B2B fleets and B2C consumers) and bus segments. These will also be appearing in urban locations in the near future. Jio-bp will bring the best of bp’s global learnings in electrification and apply them to the Indian market to create a differentiated customer experience.

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