India’s downstream energy major Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (IndianOil), in collaboration with Ola, has taken a big leap towards contributing to the vision of Green India by launching the country’s first electric charging station at one of its petrol/diesel stations here today.
The Electric Charging Facility was inaugurated by Mr. Murali Srinivasan, IndianOil’s Executive Director, Maharashtra State Office, and Mr. Arvind Raghvendra, VP-Ola, at IndianOil’s Company-Owned, Company-Operated (COCO) fuel station at RBI Square, Nagpur, in the presence of senior officials, dealers and customers.
Nagpur, being first city to introduce Electric Public Transportation Model in India, has added one more feather to its cap by adding the first Electric Charging Station at IndianOil’s COCO fuel station in the city.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Murali Srinivasan said, “As India’s leading oil refiner and marketer, IndianOil considers promoting ecological sustainability as part of its core business. Thus, this partnership with Ola is the right step forward as we re-imagine how India will commute in the coming years. We applaud Ola for building the Electric Vehicle eco-system from a nascent stage in Nagpur and are happy to partner with them in their efforts. EVs have the ability to solve some of the key issues we are currently facing with respect to vehicular pollution and air quality; and as a large-scale mobility platform, Ola can bring about a catalytic change.”
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