Automobile company MG Motor India and leading player in lubricants industry, Castrol India, have said that they had signed an agreement with Jio-bp in order to research into mobility solutions for electric cars. The partnership entails that with Jio-bp, MG Motor and Castrol would work towards setting up electric vehicle charging stations other related infrastructure for four-wheelers. The companies would also seek to expand Castrol’s existing auto service network include services for electric vehicles.
Furthermore, the companies also said that their aim, through this partnership, was to develop EV-friendly roads for inter-city and intra-city travel through out India. They would build high-quality and easily accessible EV charging and service infrastructure.
Under the arrangement, Castrol would develop and expand its existing multi-brand auto service network and Express Oil Change centres to serve electric cars.
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 both Jio-bp mobility stations as well as select Castrol Auto Service workshops initially, to serve both 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.