In a move towards the next phase of electric
vehicle (EV) revolution in India, MG Motor India, part of Chinese automotive
giant SAIC Motor Corporation has today, signed a memorandum of understanding
(MoU) with Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power utility. As part of the
association, Tata Power will deploy 50KW DC superfast chargers at select MG
dealership locations and offer end-to-end EV charging solutions to MG
dealerships spread across India.
A media release issued by the company stated that through this association, MG Motor aims to lay a
specific focus on the key target cities they will be foraying into as a part of
their future EV expansion plans. These superfast 50KW DC chargers will be
accessible by both MG ZS EV customers as well as other EV owners whose
automobiles are compatible with the CCS / CHAdeMO charging standards.
Rajeev Chaba, President & MD, MG Motor India,
said, “Further strengthening our commitment to India, we aim to provide our
customers with a robust charging ecosystem to promote the adoption of cleaner
and greener mobility solutions. With a partner like Tata Power, a renowned major
in the field of power, we are confident that we will create a distinct synergy
Praveer Sinha, CEO & MD, Tata Power Company
Limited, said, “We are delighted to associate with MG Motor India as an
end-to-end EV charging partner as also work on second life of battery usage in
future. As India’s leading integrated player in the EV charging space, we aim
to provide customers a seamless charging experience. We are confident that this
partnership with MG Motor will further boost our country’s ability to adopt the
electrified range of vehicles that MG Motor has to offer.”
MG Motor India already has a total of 10 SuperFast
50 kW charging stations across its dealerships in five cities - New Delhi- NCR,
Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Hyderabad – and is expanding them to more
cities. Tata Power, on the other hand, has established an elaborate EV Charging
ecosystem with 180+ Charging points in 19 different cities under EZ Charge
brand along with digital platform to facilitate easy & smooth customer experience.
The MG-Tata Power partnership will involve core values and operating model in
line with their existing customer-centric approach including exploring the
possibility of 2nd life management of EV batteries.