Jio-bp, Reliance Industries and British Petroleum’s joint venture for fuel and mobility, have established a strategic partnership with food aggregator Zomato. Zomato has committed to having a 100 percent electric fleet by 2030, with Jio-bp supporting the charging infrastructure.
Jio-bp announced in a joint statement that it would provide Zomato with EV mobility services as well as access to the “Jio-bp Pulse” branded battery-swapping stations for last-mile delivery. “The current EV fleet is a small fraction of the active fleet of delivery partners, and we understand that getting to 100 percent adoption of EVs will not be easy, but is essential in the long run,” Zomato founder and CEO Deepinder Goyal said while unveiling the company’s EV plans.
Internally, Zomato is pushing for more EV-capable delivery partners to join the platform. By 2030, the company hopes to have a fully operational electric vehicle fleet. This will be difficult because Zomato’s deliveries are made using their delivery partner’s vehicle.
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Meanwhile, the Jio-bp JV appears to be establishing itself as the dominating force in the EV charging market. They recently announced plans to establish EV charging and battery switching stations at Omaxe properties across India. Moreover, they also worked with Zomato’s rival Swiggy on a similar partnership last year.
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