Tata Power to provide EV charging at HPCL fuel retail outlets
Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power company, has signed an agreement with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), a Maharatna oil & gas public sector undertaking, to provide end-to-end electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at HPCL’s fuel retail outlets in multiple cities and major highways across India.
Tata Power is a pioneer in the EV charging space and owns an expansive network of more thsan 500 public chargers in 100+ cities covering petrol pumps, metro stations, shopping malls, theatres and highways. The company is present across all segments of the EV eco-system—public charging, captive charging, home, workplace charging and ultra-rapid chargers for buses.
“HPCL as a key player in the energy sector is committed to provide sustainable energy solutions to our customers . HPCL with its vast network comprising of more than 18,000 retail outlets and Tata Power with its strong presence and expertise in the EV charging segment bring a unique strategic partnership to create a pan India charging ecosystem with end- to end solutions,” said HPCL Executive Director, Retail, Shri Sai Kumar Suri.
“This strategic tie-up provides us access to a vast retail base of HPCL, especially in cities and along the key highways,” said Sandeep Bangia, head – EV Charging,Tata Power.
Under the agreement, Tata Power will provide state-of-the-art EV charging infrastructure at HPCL pumps to lessen the “anxiety range” of vehicle owners who travel within cities and intercity. Charging is enabled with the Tata Power EZ charge mobile platform, an award winning app, which provides a seamless experience for vehicle owners.
Development and availability of EV charging infrastructure is a key requirement for the proliferation of EVs in India. The partnership will play a strong role in encouraging EV owners to charge their electric vehicles across various petrol pumps. It is also in line with the Government of India’s National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP), which aims to develop electric vehicle charging infrastructure using the latest technological platform along with easy access to electric vehicle for charging points.