HPCL outlets across India to get EV chargers
Shuchi Anant Virya, a 50-50 joint venture of a renewable energy solutions provider Fourth Partner Energy and EV fleet operator Lithium Urban Technologies, has announced its partnership with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) to set up a pan-India network of public electric vehicle (EV) charging points at its retail outlets.
The installation of these charging points will be done in a phased manner across the country, and the network will include both fast and slow chargers for all vehicular segments—two-wheelers, three-wheelers, cars, and buses, the company informed in a release.
Shuchi has developed in-house cloud-based technology for easy deployment, operation, and maintenance of these charging units, it said, adding that this partnership will further enable HPCLs efforts towards growing its EV charging infrastructure footprint across India and improving access to sustainable mobility solutions for both commercial and passenger vehicle segments.
Through this partnership, Shuchi plans to create a network in the Tier-I cities, to begin with, followed by an expansion to Tier-II cities and national highways.
The company is also gearing up to provide charging as a service for buses as well as freight vehicles for last-mile logistics, said Saif Dhorajiwala, Co-founder and Executive Director at Fourth Partner Energy.
HPCL plans to install the ChargeGrid Flare range of chargers at its selected retail outlets pan India.
Shuchi Anant Virya, which currently owns and operates EV charging hubs in Gurugram and Pune, is a Joint Venture between EV-based urban mobility company Lithium Urban Technologies and renewable energy solutions firm Fourth Partner Energy.