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MG Motor India And Bharat Petroleum Joins Hands To Expand India’s EV Charging Infrastructure


MG is already offering free public fast charging services to new and existing ZS EV customers till June 30 2022

 

  • The partnership will see the two companies install EV chargers across highways and within cities, and create technologies to manage these systems.

  • Currently, MG Motor India only has the ZS EV as its electric offering.

  • A second MG EV rivalling the Tata Nexon EV is slated to arrive in 2023.

In order to have proper adoption of electric vehicles, having a strong charging infrastructure is absolutely paramount for that to happen. To help make that happen, MG Motor India and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) have partnered up to enhance the EV charging infrastructure. 

In this partnership, the two companies will install EV chargers across highways and within cities, and create technologies to manage these systems. MG Motor India already has a vast charging ecosystem, with AC chargers and DC fast chargers in residential communities and MG showrooms. 

This includes a free-of-cost AC fast-charger (installed at the customer’s home/office), a plug-and-charge cable onboard, and charge-on-the-go with RSA (Roadside Assistance), and community chargers. As for Bharat Petroleum, the company is aiming to install up to 7000 conveniently located fast charging stations in the country within the next 2-3 years.

 

These plans come off the back of MG Motor India extending its free public charging services via Fortum to June 30 2022. New and existing ZS EV owners can avail of these services, limited to CCS-type DC public chargers that provide direct current (DC). For reference, the MG ZS EV can be juiced up to 80 percent in just 60 minutes when plugged into a 50kW charger. The electric SUV  offers a range of 461km on a single charge via a 50.3kWh battery pack.   

While we still have a long way to go for India to get a strong EV charging infrastructure, steps like this will make an impact in the long run for EV adoption. While MG Motor India currently only has the ZS EV as its electric offering, the carmaker will be introducing its second electric vehicle that is set to rival the Tata Nexon EV in 2023. 

 

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