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BPCL to set up 1,000 EV charging stations

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Bharat Petroleum Corp (BPCL) has announced that it plans to add 1,000 electric vehicles (EV) charging stations in the 'short term' to tap new business opportunities and as a 'hedge against displacement of auto fuels.'

BPCL operates only 44 EV charging stations at present but a plan to add another 1,000 charging stations means the company wants to be ready should EVs gain in popularity going forward.

The company plans to offer multiple fuelling options at 7,000 petrol pumps, or about a third of its network of 19,000 outlets, to facilitate owners of vehicles powered by gas, electricity, and hydrogen.

Arun Kumar Singh, Chairman, BPCL said "We will leverage our nationwide network of fuel stations to support electric mobility, by converting around 7,000 conventional retail outlets into Energy Stations providing multiple fuelling options like petrol, diesel, Flexi fuels, EV charging facility, CNG and eventually hydrogen in the medium to long term."

Author : Debi Dash
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