BPCL Electrifies More than 5,000 Kilometers Highway Stretches in Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu to Promote Electric Vehicles Growth

25 Mar 2023 | Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL)

Kochi, Kerala, India(NewsVoir)     •  30 KW fast charging stations installed at 110 Fuel Stations, creating 19 EV Fast Charging Corridors on 15 major highways in Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu •  These corridors will connect important religious and tourists destinations with cities •  Highway Corridors creates to remove range anxiety of the electric vehicles owners, driving long distance •  Fuel Stations offers safe & secure stoppage points for EV charging, offering clean toilets and restaurants, which are ideal for driving break •  BPCL will convert 200 National Highways across India, by March 31st 2023, into electric corridors Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), a ‘Maharatna’ and a Fortune Global 500 Company, today announced the launch of 19 EV Fast-Charging Corridors at 110 fuel stations along 15 highways in Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The company has launched 3 corridors with 19 fuel stations in Kerala, 6 Corridors with 33 fuel stations in Karnataka and 10 corridors with 58 fuel stations in Tamil Nadu.  The 19 Highway Corridors are: Sr.no Highway Corridor Distance (Kilometers) 1 Bangalore -Mysore – Bandipur 230 Kms 2 Davanagere-Haveri-Belgaum 248 Kms 3 Bellari-Koppal-Gadag-Hubbali-Karwar 385 Kms 4 Bangalore-Davanagere 264 Kms 5 Bangalore-Bagepalli-Anantpur 224 Kms 6 Bangalore – Tirupathi 247 Kms 7 Chennai Pondichery – Velankanni 310 Kms 8 Coimbatore – Karur 149 Kms 9 Trichy - Thanjavur – Nagapattinam 145 Kms 10 Hosur - Salem-Karur-Madurai -Tirunelveli- Kanyakumari 641 Kms 11 Madurai-Rajapalayam-Shencottah 163 Kms 12 Madurai-Rameshwaram 196 Kms 13 Salem – Ulundurrpet 139 Kms 14 Theni-Madurai-Thondi 186 Kms 15 Tuticorin-Madurai 167 Kms 16 Coimbatore – Salem 167 Kms 17 Ernakulam-Kozhikode - Kannur-Kasargod 362 Kms 18 Kozhikode – Waynad 86 Kms 19 Ernakulam-Trissur-Palakkad 150 Kms "It takes just 30 minutes to charge an EV, giving the driving range of upto 125 kilometers at our Fuel Stations, therefore we have maintained the distance within 100 kilometers between the two charging stations,” said Pushp Kumar Nayar, Head Retail South at the launch. These corridors will connect important religious and tourists destinations with cities, like Tirupathi in Andhra Pradesh &Bandipur National Park in Karnataka; Ranaganthaswamy Temple, Jambukeswar Temple, famous religious places covered in Kerala are Guruvayoor temple and Kadampuzhatemple ,Vallarpadam National shrine of Basilica, St.Antony's Church, Koratty and  Markaz Knowledge City & Early Sunrise watch at Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu and Meenakshi Amman Temple in Madurai, and many more...


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