Tata Motors today announced partnering with Tata Power to come up with 300 fast-charging stations across 5 key metro cities in India. The companies will come up with these fast-charging stations in cities like - Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad. The first 7 fast chargers have been set up in Pune, while the company has announced that 45 more will come up across all five cities in the next two months. To attract more customers, as an introductory offer, the company will provide Tata EV customers free charging for 3 months, effective from today.
Speaking about the new initiative, Guenter Butschek, CEO & MD Tata Motors 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 a complete ecosystem solution and offer peace of mind to our customers. We remain committed to the sustainable mobility mission and will continue to work towards bringing an aspirational e-mobility solution for the customers leading the drive towards the faster adaptation of electric vehicles in the country."
The new fast chargers will be provided and operated by Tata Power and the first 50 chargers will adhere to Bharat Standard of 15 kW units. As for the remaining units, the upcoming charging stations 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.
The first 7 fast chargers have been set up in Pune
Talking about the new partnership, 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."
Tata Power has also signed 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. Currently, the company has about 85 charging points set up in multiple cities across India, out of which 42 charging station are in Mumbai, and rest in Hyderabad, Bangalore and Delhi. The company says that the new charging stations will be installed in strategic locations frequented by potential EV owners.