Hero MotoCorp to install EV charging stations at Hindustan Petroleum petrol pumps.
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Hero MotoCorp to install EV charging stations at Hindustan Petroleum petrol pumps.

Hero MotoCorp partnered with HPCL to expand the EV charging stations network in India. Hero is also launching its first electric scooter on October 7.

Two-wheeler manufacturer Hero MotoCorp has partnered with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) to establish a charging infrastructure for EV two-wheelers across India.

As a part of the partnership, Hero MotoCorp and HPCL will work together to set up charging infrastructure for electric two-wheelers. The two companies will first install charging stations at existing Hindustan Petroleum petrol pumps. After that, the companies will expand the charging station network.

In the first phase, charging stations will be set up in select cities, which will then be expanded to other key markets. The two companies aim to establish a high density of EV charging station network across the country.

The charging stations will feature multiple smart and fast chargers, including DC and AC chargers, that will be available to all electric two-wheelers. The entire user charging experience will be controlled by a Hero MotoCorp Mobile App, based on a cashless transaction model.

Hero MotoCorp is also launching its first electric two-wheeler on October 7, under a new brand Vida. Hero gave a sneak peek of the electric scooter last year. This scooter will give huge competition to companies like Ola, Ampere, Okinawa, Hero Electric, etc.

Dr. Pawan Munjal, Chairman and CEO of Hero MotoCorp, said: Our vision - “Be the Future of Mobility” - constantly motivates us to pursue our business objectives and our Sustainability goals. In keeping with this vision, we have been committed to creating a robust EV ecosystem in the country. We believe that a smooth and rapid adoption of EVs will be possible only when the customers have easy and convenient access to the supporting infrastructure, especially public charging, and our collaboration with HPCL will go a long way in meeting this requirement. By taking the lead in driving the expansion of EV-charging footprint in the country, Hero MotoCorp is in turn, steering the industry towards the future.

Dr. Pushp Kumar Joshi, Chairman & Managing Director of HPCL, said: HPCL as a key player in the energy sector, is committed to providing sustainable energy solutions to our valued customers. With our vast network comprising more than 20,000 retail outlets & Hero MotoCorp having its strong presence in the two-wheeler segment bring a unique strategic partnership to create a pan-India electric charging infrastructure & providing end-to-end EV charging solutions. This is significant as more than 60% of the EVs sold in India are 2-wheelers, and therefore a robust charging ecosystem for them is the need of the hour so that there is no range anxiety among the owners of the e2wheelers.

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