Tata Power, one of India’s largest integrated power companies, and Apollo Tyres Ltd, the leading tyre manufacturer in India, have partnered for the deployment of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across India. These public charging stations will be deployed at Apollo Tyres’ commercial and passenger vehicle zones spread across the country.
Tata Power has a presence across all the segments of the EV charging ecosystem and has deployed all types of chargers – DC 001, AC, Type2, Fast DC chargers up to 50kWh and up to 240kWh chargers for buses based on location.
As per the agreement signed with Apollo Tyres, Tata Power will set up charging stations at Apollo Tyres’ 150 branded retail outlets initially. In addition to the customers visiting these tyre retail outlets, the charging stations would be open for use by the general public as well, throughout the year.
Praveer Sinha, CEO and MD of Tata Power, stated, “We are glad to partner with Apollo Tyres for the deployment of EV charging stations across their commercial & passenger vehicle zones. This partnership reflects our commitment to developing and expanding the electric vehicle ecosystem in the country.”
Commenting on this move, Satish Sharma, President, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, Apollo Tyres Ltd said, “This is another of the several first moves that we have taken in the tyre and auto component space in India. The setting up of EV charging infrastructure at our business partner’s premises strengthens our resolve towards promoting green mobility in the country. With Tata Powers’ huge service network, we are assured of the availability of uninterrupted charging infrastructure across locations.”
Tata Power has deployed an extensive EV charging infrastructure with over 1,000+ EV charging points across 200 different cities under the EZ Charge brand along with a digital platform to facilitate an easy and smooth customer experience. This network of public EV charging stations provides innovative and seamless EV charging experiences for customers across offices, malls, hotels, retail outlets, and places of public access, enabling clean mobility and freedom from range anxiety.
Tata Power EZ Chargers’ ecosystem covers the entire value chain of public chargers, captive chargers, bus/fleet chargers, and home chargers.
Tata Power has also developed a robust software platform for customers of EV charging and has released a mobile-based application (Tata Power EZ Charge) to give its consumers a simple and easy charging experience. The app helps in locating EV charging stations, charging EVs, and making bill payments online, making it one of its kind.
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