Jio-Bp, the fuel retailing subsidiary between Reliance Industries and BP, will establish a charging network for Mahindra''s upcoming e-SUV launches, according to the firm on Tuesday.
"Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), India''s leading SUV manufacturer, and Jio-Bp are strengthening their existing partnership with Jio-Bp in order to maintain a robust charging network for Mahindra''s upcoming e-SUV launches," said the company.
Last year, the companies signed a protocol for exploring the creation of electric vehicle (EV) products and services, along with identifying synergies in low-carbon and conventional fuels.
Reliance and the BP joint venture are expanding their Jio-Bp pulse-branded EV charging network by establishing charging facilities at several touch points within cities and major highways in order to ensure smooth intra-city and inter-city commuting for electric vehicles.
Jio-Bp will install DC fast chargers at the M&M dealership network and workshops across the country starting with 16 cities.
"With these chargers being open to the public, the partnership will benefit all stakeholders in the electric vehicle value chain," the statement said.
At Mahindra Research Valley, Chennai, M&M launched its first all-electric C-segment SUV, the XUV400.
In the next few years, the company will make significant strides towards electrification. The Born Electric Vision will be unveiled with a variety of world-class electric SUVs.
The group is expanding its capacity to support electric vehicles by providing access to extensive fast-charging facilities.
"To this end, M&M has partnered with Jio-Bp to provide EV users with a wide, accessible and convenient fast-charging network," the company said.
According to reports, Jio-Bp and M&M will coordinate electric vehicle adoption in India and assist with achieving country''s net-zero emissions targets.