India’s largest integrated power company, Tata Power, and Tata Motors, India’s largest automobile manufacturer, announced their partnership to install 300 fast-charging EV stations by the end of the Fiscal Year 2020, across key five cities namely Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Bangalore, and Hyderabad. Their first seven charging stations were inaugurated in Pune, India, on 2 August, 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 partnership will also have EV 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 with the above charging standards. Tata Power and Tata Motors have jointly developed an attractive charging tariff for Tata Motors EV customers.
“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,” said Praveer Sinha, managing director and CEO of Tata Power.
“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,” said Guenter Butschek, CEO and managing director of Tata Motors Ltd.
Currently, Tata Power has 42 charging points in Mumbai. In addition, it has a total of 85 charging points set up across various usage scenarios in several Indian cities including Hyderabad, Bangalore and Delhi. The company has signed landmark MoUs for setting up commercial-scale EV charging stations at HPCL, IOCL, and IGL retail outlets. The company also has partnered with Tata Motors earlier to support the Maharashtra Government’s vision of promoting e-mobility in the state by setting up public EV charging stations.