Delhi Capitals sign BOLT as Principal Sponsor ahead of IPL 2022

Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Capitals has signed BOLT, an All-in-One EV Infrastructure Provider, as its Principal Sponsor ahead of the upcoming 15th season of the cash-rich league.

After the signing, BOLT brand logo will be sported on the leading arm of the Delhi Capitals match jersey through the upcoming season of the league.

Through this partnership, BOLT aims to amplify the message of ‘Electricity Is The New Fuel’, thereby highlighting how the brand is enabling EVs across India, and encouraging the adoption of e-mobility in the country. The BOLT-Delhi Capitals partnership also aims to promote efforts in enhancing the air quality index in the National Capital Region, by promoting the availability of safe, easy access, and affordable EV charging solutions.

Speaking on the association, Jyotiranjan Harichandan, Cofounder, BOLT said: “We are proud to be chosen as the EV Charging Partner of Delhi Capitals. The scale and reach of IPL provides a great platform for us to rapidly drive awareness and familiarity for the brand across the country, as we expand our geographic footprint. This gives us the opportunity to introduce our affordable and easy-to-access EV charging infrastructure to a wider audience thereby accelerating the adoption of EVs across the country.”

“By providing an ubiquitous EV Charging network, we look forward to playing a key role in India’s transition towards EVs. We wish Delhi Capitals good luck for IPL 2022,” he added.

Vinod Bisht, Interim CEO, Delhi Capitals also said: “I am delighted to welcome BOLT to the Delhi Capitals family. Both brands have multiple values in common, such as our vibrant, youthful spirit, and the determination to leave an impression. BOLT’s vision of creating a healthier and pollution-free environment is exemplary, and we are honoured to be a part of it.”

BOLT is India’s largest EV charging network, comprising the universal BOLT Charging Point and the BOLT Operating System. Developed with the objective of building a strong EV charging infrastructure, it is India’s first dedicated network of IoT-enabled EV charging points connecting riders across the country.

Currently, the charging points have already been installed across 60 different cities in India with an installed capacity of over 33,000kW. The universal charging point is compatible with any portable charger that comes with EVs and works with the existing AC power supply everywhere.

Notably, the 2022 IPL season will be played in a bio-secure environment at a single hub to avoid air travel, considered as a major threat for the spread of COVID-19 infection, thereby affecting the players and tournament.

While 55 matches are scheduled to be held in Mumbai, the remaining 15 games will be staged in Pune while the playoffs’ venues haven’t been decided yet. Is most likley that the Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera, Ahmedabad will stage the playoffs however, no official announcement has been made yet.

In the upcoming season, the 10 teams have been divided into two groups. While Group A comprises of Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals and Lucknow Super Giants, Group B includes Chennai Super Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Punjab Kings and Gujarat Titans. From this year onwards, the lucrative league will be a ten-team affair following the addition of the two new teams – Ahmedabad and Lucknow and will have a total of 74 games.

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