Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) has now joined hands with state-run Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL) to set up electric vehicle charging networks in major cities of India.
New Delhi: With the rising prices of petrol and diesel, customers are shifting towards electric vehicles. But there is a hesitation among the general public regarding the mass adoption of electric vehicles. One of the many reasons is that questions arise in the minds of people about the lack of sufficient number of charging stations for electric vehicles. But now the tension of the owners of electric vehicles will be removed. Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) has now joined hands with state-run Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL) to set up electric vehicle charging networks in major cities of India. The two have signed an agreement for the next 10 years with an aim to use HPCL retail outlets for setting up these EV charging stations.
These EV charging stations will be installed in major cities across the country including Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata and Pune. These EV charging points will have all kinds of charging options from fast chargers to regular slow chargers.
Recently, HPCL also tied up with another agency named Shuchi Anant Virya (Shuchi Anant Virya) to set up a nationwide network of public electric vehicle charging points at its retail outlets.
“Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL) – a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) – has partnered with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) for charging at select retail outlets in multiple cities across the country,” a statement said. An agreement has been signed to set up the infrastructure.
HPCL is one of the leading oil companies in India with over 20,000 retail outlets across the country. CESL is a 100% owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services Limited. It is a new energy company that aims to provide clean, affordable and reliable energy.
The EV charging points to be installed with the help of CESL will be operated through an app of the state-run agency. CESL will also seek help from HPCL to identify spots on major highways in India where adequate charging infrastructure can be installed and set up.