Jio-Bp, the fuel and mobility joint venture between Reliance Industries and London-based BP announce its partnership with Zomato to provide electric vehicle (EV) mobility services to the food aggregator to support its plans to have a 100% EV fleet by 2030.
This new announcement comes just days after Jio-Bp report plans to set up EV charging and battery-swapping stations across 12 cities in North India.
The firm will set up its facilities at properties of real estate developer Omaxe.
Jio-Bp said that it would provide EV mobility services to Zomato with access to ‘Jio-Bp Pulse’ brand battery-swapping stations for last mile delivery.
Zomato last year join nonprofit The Climate’s global electric mobility programme EV100 to have 100% EVs for its fleet by 2030.
The Zomato already has EVs on its platform in cities including Delhi, Bengaluru, and Mumbai.
Zomato Founder and CEO Deepinder Goyal Said :
One of the key challenges for Zomato to expand its EV fleet is the lack of charging infrastructure and limited battery range.
This could be resolve by this new partnership.
Jio-Bp offers EV charging infrastructure to consumers under the Jio-Bp Pulse brand.
Jio-Bp and MG Motor came together with lubricant brand Castrol to partner with Jio-Bp for exploring mobility solutions for EVs in the country.
The joint venture also has TVS Motor and Mahindra Group as the key automobile companies to develop solutions for a range of consumer and commercial EVs.
In addition to Jio-Bp, Zomato has local vendors including Zypp, Eveez, and Bud-e in select cities to support its ongoing transition to the EV fleet.
Jio-Bp also partner with Swiggy to develop an ecosystem for EV battery-swapping stations across the country.
This partnership was also aim to help build greener and cost-effective solutions for delivery fleets.
Jio-Bp also last week announce that it would set up its EV charging and battery-swapping infrastructure at various Omaxe properties across Delhi, Noida, Greater Noida, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, New Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Patiala, Amritsar, Jaipur, Sonipat, and Bahadurgarh in a phase manner.