As a part of this project, HPCL will provide 20 EV charging units at 10 public parking stations of the BMC
In the latest update from Mumbai, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) recently signed an agreement to establish charging infrastructure for Electric Vehicles (EVs) in the public parking lots (PPLs) of BMC in the city of Mumbai. As a part of this project, HPCL will provide 20 EV Charging Units at 10 public parking stations of BMC.
It is learnt that under this initiative, charging infrastructure will be set up in select PPLs across the city of Mumbai for all variants of EVs, i.e. for two, three & four-wheeled EVs. This whole exercise will help cut down Mumbai’s carbon footprint. Notably, this is the first mega initiative by HPCL to set up charging stations outside retail outlets.
The signing event took place at BMC’s Head Office in Mumbai. 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 were present at the time of signing.
Saying that HPCL is working towards reducing the carbon footprint, Shri Sandeep Maheshwari added that HPCL has already installed 1500 EV charging stations across India and is committed to providing 5,000 EV stations by 2025.
The official release also mentioned that Shri P. Velrasu explained the need for expansion of the EV charging facility and commercial viability while assuring that BMC will support the noble cause so as to make the city cleaner and healthier. Moreover, Dr Sanjeev Kumar emphasised the need for a higher number of EV charging stations across Mumbai so that the citizens do not have range anxiety.
HPCL is a Mumbai-headquartered Government of India Enterprise with a Maharatna Status and a Forbes 2000 company. It is one of the largest integrated Public Sector undertakings, engaged in the business of refining Crude Oil and marketing various petroleum products.