RBML is setting up the largest network of battery swapping stations across the country
Reliance BP Mobility Ltd (RBML) and Swiggy have signed an agreement to build an EV ecosystem and battery-swapping stations for Swiggy’s delivery partners across the country.
Swiggy also announced the commencement of trials that will increase the deployment of electric vehicles (EVs) in its delivery fleet.
The trials are aimed towards Swiggy’s commitment to cover deliveries spanning 8 lakh kilometers everyday through EVs by 2025.
RBML will set up Jio-bp battery swapping stations at various locations assisted by Swiggy and provide all required technical assistance and training to Swiggy delivery partners and other staff.
“RBML is setting up a robust and sustainable infrastructure comprising of EV charging hubs and battery swapping stations offering digitally enabled services to all stakeholders. Our collaboration with Swiggy has the potential to bring disruption and increase EV adoption among delivery and transportation companies in the country,” said Harish C. Mehta, Chief Executive Officer – Reliance BP Mobility Limited.
“As we continue to work towards providing our consumers with greater convenience, we are also mindful of the environmental impact of our operations and are taking the necessary steps to make our journey more sustainable,” said Swiggy CEO, Sriharsha Majety, in a statement.
“Transitioning to EVs is an important step in this direction. It will have a positive impact not only on the environment but also empower our delivery partners to earn more,” he added.
Swiggy has also partnered with e-cycle manufacturer Hero Lectro, and Fast despatch logistics, a last-mile delivery player in the UK, to enable end-to-end delivery of Swiggy orders through cargo e-cycles. The trials are currently running in Bengaluru, New Delhi and Hyderabad.
RBML is setting up the largest network of battery swapping stations across the country. Jio-bp targets to set up a distributed network of multiple thousand battery swap stations over the next five years at its retail outlets in addition to leading residential and commercial complexes, malls, hotels, business parks, IT hubs, parking lots to name a few potential urban locations pan-India.
As an integrated EV infrastructure player, Jio-bp is also actively partnering with leading OEMs, technology, and platform players for setting up its EV fixed charging stations with a format-specific approach for the car (B2B fleets and B2C consumers) and bus segments.