Hindustan Petroleum and BMC collaborate to set up EV charging infrastructure in Mumbai.
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Hindustan Petroleum and BMC collaborate to set up EV charging infrastructure in Mumbai.

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited to install 20 EV Charging Units at 10 Public parking stations of BMC to reduce carbon footprint in the city.

Mumbai, India - In a bid to reduce carbon footprint in the city of Mumbai, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) have signed an agreement to establish charging infrastructure for Electric Vehicles (EVs) in the Public Parking Lots (PPLs) of BMC. The agreement was signed at the BMC’s Head Office in the presence of Shri P Velrasu, IAS, Addl. Municipal Commissioner-Projects, BMC, Dr. Sanjeev Kumar, IAS, Addl. Municipal Commissioner (Western suburbs), BMC, and Shri Sandeep Maheshwari, Executive Director-Retail, HPCL.

This is a significant initiative by the two entities as charging infrastructure will be set up in select PPLs across Mumbai for all variants of EVs, i.e. for two, three & four-wheeled electric vehicles (EVs), which will help reduce carbon emissions and make the city cleaner and healthier. Under this project, HPCL will be providing 20 EV Charging Units at 10 Public parking stations of BMC.

Shri P. Velrasu, in his address, emphasized the need for expansion of EV charging facility and its commercial viability. He also assured that BMC will support the noble cause of reducing the carbon footprint in the city. Dr. Sanjeev Kumar further stressed the importance of having more EV charging stations across Mumbai so that citizens do not face range anxiety.

HPCL, which has already installed 1500 EV charging stations across India, is committed to providing 5,000 EV stations by 2025. This initiative by HPCL and BMC is a major step towards achieving this target and promoting the use of EVs in the city of Mumbai.

It is noteworthy that this is the first mega initiative by HPCL to set up charging stations outside retail outlets. This move is expected to encourage more people to switch to EVs, which will not only help reduce carbon emissions but also contribute towards a cleaner and greener environment.

Overall, this agreement between HPCL and BMC is a positive step towards promoting the use of EVs in Mumbai and reducing the carbon footprint in the city.

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