Today MG Motor India and Castrol India entered into a partnership with Jio-bp to explore mobility solutions for electric cars. With this partnership, the companies will explore establishing a four-wheeler EV charging infrastructure and expand Castrol’s existing auto service network to cater to EV Customers.
Under the partnership, Castrol will develop and expand its existing multi-brand Auto Service network and Express Oil Change centers to start serving four-wheeler electric cars. These services will be offered across India at both Jio-bp mobility stations and selected Castrol Auto Service workshops initially, to suit both EV and non-EV four-wheelers, stated a company release.
Jio-bp, a joint venture between Reliance Industries Ltd and bp, is creating an ecosystem that will benefit all the stakeholders in the EV value chain.
With the Jio-bp pulse mobile app, customers can easily find charging stations nearby and seamlessly charge their EVs, the company stated.
Castrol will also help set up EV charging infrastructure across its auto service network. With rising EV adoption, car mechanics will require training on the latest automotive technologies. Castrol will leverage its access to a vast pool of car mechanics and offer them specialized EV training and certification, it said.
The strategic partnership is aimed at creating EV-friendly roads for inter-city and intra-city travel by setting up a robust EV charging & service infrastructure in the country.