Tata Power and Tata Motors have partnered to install 300 ‘fast’ EV charging stations by the end of FY2019-20, across Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Bangalore and Hyderabad.
To begin with, first 7 charging stations were inaugurated in Pune to enable the e-mobility drive in the city. Over the next two months, 45 more chargers will be installed across the other four cities. These chargers will be installed at Tata Motors dealerships, certain Tata Group retail outlets and other public locations.
The chargers will be operated by Tata Power and will adhere to Bharat Standard (15 kW) for the initial 50 chargers. Going forward, there are plans to also have charging stations that will adhere to 30-50 kW DC CCS2 Standard.
These chargers can be accessed by any electric vehicle user having cars compatible to the above charging standards.
Tata Power and Tata Motors have jointly developed a charging tariff for Tata Motors EV customers.
Speaking at the occasion, Tata Power MD and CEO Praveer Sinha said, “We are committed to making India EV ready in line with the Government’s ambition of providing green technology solutions and Tata Group’s vision of reducing India’s carbon footprint. Our aim is to make EV charging as fast and easy as possible for all Indians and we are very pleased to partner with Tata Motors, with whom we jointly identified high-priority locations which could be preferred by the potential EV owners.”
Terming the partnership as a milestone to complete the e-mobility ecosystem, Tata Motors CEO and MD Guenter Butschek said, “We are happy to partner with Tata Power for taking the first step in developing ubiquitous EV charging infrastructure in India. This partnership is an important milestone in our journey to offer complete ecosystem solutions and offer peace of mind to our customers. We remain committed to the sustainable mobility mission and will continue to work towards bringing aspirational e-mobility solutions for the customers, leading the drive towards faster adoption of electric vehicles in the country.”
Currently, Tata Power has a total of 85 charging points set up in multiple cities across India, out of which 42 charging stations are in Mumbai and the rest in Hyderabad, Bangalore and Delhi.
The company has also signed MoUs for setting up commercial-scale EV charging stations at Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, Indian Oil Corporation Limited and Indraprastha Gas Limited retail outlets. It also partnered with Tata Motors earlier to support Maharashtra Government’s vision of promoting e-mobility in the State by setting up public EV charging stations.