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Jio-Bp partners with Zomato to power its EV fleet

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Jio-BP, a fuel and mobility joint venture between Reliance Industries and London-based BP, on Wednesday partnered with Zomato to provide electric vehicle (EV) mobility services to the food aggregator to support its plans to have a 100 per cent EV fleet. Partnership announced. by 2030. The new announcement comes just days after Jio-Bp reported plans to set up EV charging and battery-swapping stations in 12 cities in North India. The firm will set up its facilities at the properties of real estate developer Omaxe.

In a joint statement, Jio-Bp said it will provide EV mobility services to Zomato as well as access to ‘Jio-Bp Pulse’ branded battery-swapping stations for last mile delivery.

Zomato last year joined non-profit Climate’s global electric mobility program EV100 to 100 percent of its fleet of EVs by 2030. The Gurugram-based company already has EVs on its platform in cities including Delhi, Bengaluru and Mumbai.

“The existing EV fleet is a small part of the active fleet of delivery partners, and we understand that 100 per cent adoption of EVs will not be easy, but necessary in the long run,” said Deepinder Goyal, Founder and CEO, Zomato. announcing its EV-centric plans in June last year.

One of the major challenges for Zomato to expand its EV fleet is lack of charging infrastructure and limited battery range. This can be solved through the latest partnership.

Jio-Bp provides EV charging infrastructure to consumers under the Jio-Bp Pulse brand.

Earlier this month, the Indian subsidiary of British automaker MG Motor partnered with lubricant brand Castrol to explore mobility solutions for electric vehicles in the country with Geo-BP. TVS Motor and Mahindra Group are also major automobile companies in the joint venture, developing solutions for a range of consumer and commercial EVs.

In addition to Jio-BP, Zomato has local vendors including Zipp, EVZ and Bud-e in select cities to support its ongoing transition to the EV fleet.

Last year, Reliance BP Mobility, which operates under the Jio-Bp brand, partnered with Zomato’s arch-rival Swiggy to develop an ecosystem for EV battery-swapping stations across the country. The partnership was also intended to help create green and cost-effective solutions for the delivery fleet.

Jio-Bp also announced last week that it would set up its EV charging and battery-swapping infrastructure in various Omaxe properties in Delhi, Noida, Greater Noida, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, New Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Patiala, Amritsar, Jaipur, Sonipat, and more. Will do Bahadurgarh in a phased manner.


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