BPCL has launched 19 EV fast-charging corridors at 110 fuel stations along 15 highways in Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The company has launched three corridors with 19 fuel stations in Kerala, six corridors with 33 fuel stations in Karnataka and ten corridors with 58 fuel stations in Tamil Nadu.
These corridors will connect important religious and tourists destinations with cities, like Tirupathi in Andhra Pradesh & Bandipur National Park in Karnataka; Ranaganthaswamy Temple, Jambukeswar Temple, famous religious places covered in Kerala are Guruvayoor temple and Kadampuzha temple, Vallarpadam National shrine of Basilica, St Antony's Church, Koratty and Markaz Knowledge City & Early Sunrise watch at Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu and Meenakshi Amman Temple in Madurai, and many more.
P S Ravi, Executive Director Incharge (Retail), BPCL, said, “The fast chargers are easy to use. They can be self-operated without any manual assistance though support staff will be available if needed. The company has digitised the entire EV charger locator, charger operations and transaction process through the HelloBPCL app for an online hassle-free and transparent user experience.”
So far, BPCL has converted 21 Highways into electric corridors. By March 2023, 200 highways will be covered with electric vehicle fast chargers across India to support and accelerate EV growth in the country.