HPCL and Ultraviolette join to enable cross- country e-bike ride with charging stations, ET Auto


The partnership between the two is to build EV charging infrastructure on HPCL’s retail fuel pump to enable cross-country e-motorcycle travel.

New Delhi: Ultraviolette, an innovator in future-ready electric mobility solutions and energy technology, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL)) at Bharat Mobility Global Expo 2024 to install electric vehicle charging stations at key HPCL fuel stations across India.The partnership between the two is to build EV charging infrastructure on HPCL’s retail fuel pump to enable cross-country e-motorcycle travel. Under the first phase of this partnership, Ultraviolette will set up charging stations at HPCL retail fuel pumps in 12 select states, followed by expansion across the country. They will cover not only National and State highways but also the most remote locations, leveraging HPCL’s vast network of retail fuel pumps, the company said.

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ETAuto broke this news on February 3.

Ultraviolette’s F77 electric motorcycles offer an IDC range of 307 km on a single charge, letting riders engage in intercity rides and long-distance adventures. This g collaboration between Ultraviolette and HPCL facilites seamless long-distance electric motorcycle travel to explore the vast expanse of the country more easily and conveniently, the company said in a media release.

Niraj Rajmohan, CTO and co-founder, Ultraviolette, said, “We are delighted to partner with HPCL, which shares our vision of creating a robust EV charging infrastructure. This strategic partnership will enable us to leverage HPCL’s extensive network to offer a seamless and hassle-free charging experience while playing an active role in establishing a national charging infrastructure for electric motorcycles and enabling cross-country EV Motorcycle travel. We believe that this collaboration will accelerate the transition to cleaner forms of mobility, aligning with the Government of India’s ambitious vision for a cleaner and sustainable mobility landscape by 2030.”

Debashis Chakraverty, Chief General Manager, Retail Strategy & Business Development, HPCL, said, “HPCL is playing a leading role in aiding the adoption of EVs in the country by setting up charging infrastructure for removing range anxiety from EV owners. HPC is targeting to set up 5,000 charging stations by December 2024. Presently HPCL is having more than 2600 charging stations at HPC outlets across the country. This alliance will further strengthen EV adoption in the 2W segment.”

  • Published On Feb 13, 2024 at 01:16 PM IST

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