Tata Power and Tata Motors announce
their partnership to install 300 fast charging stations by the end of the FY20,
across key five cities namely Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Bangalore and Hyderabad.
Both the companies have inaugurated
their first seven charging stations recently 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, the companies will 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 an attractive charging tariff for
Tata Motors EV customers.
Praveer Sinha, MD & CEO Tata Power, 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.”
Guenter Butschek, CEO & MD Tata Motors Ltd., 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.”
Tata Power’s current EV infrastructure presence in Mumbai is 42 charging
points and its mobility infrastructure footprint is in multiple cities
including Hyderabad, Bangalore and Delhi with a total of 85 charging points set
up across various usage scenarios. The company has signed landmark MoUs for
setting up commercial scale EV charging stations at HPCL, IOCL, and IGL retail
outlets. The company 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.