Reliance BP Mobility Limited (RBML) on Tuesday launched the first Jio-BP branded mobility station in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra.
The joint venture between Reliance Industries (RIL) and global oil major BP is planning to set up a network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and battery swapping stations to become a leader in EV charging infrastructure. Reliance Petroleum’s existing network of over 1,400 fuel stations will be rebranded as Jio-bp.
Sources in RIL said Jio-bp plans to install EV charging stations at all its existing fuel retail points and is looking at setting up battery swapping facilities more selectively based on demand.
The joint venture plans to expand the fuel retailing network to 5,500 outlets across India by FY15. State owned IOC, BPCL. and HPCL – with over 78,000 retail outlets – had EV charging facilities at around 370 retail outlets by the end of FY2011.