Tata Motors Partners With Tata Power To Set Up EV Charging Infra
- Tata Power plans to set up 300 charging stations across Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad by the end of this fiscal year
- The stations will be commercially available to the users of electric vehicles of all makes
- Tata Motors EV users will attract a lower tariff
- The first 50 stations will adhere to Bharat Standard
- The remaining chargers will adhere to the European CCS2 standard
Tata Motors announced a partnership with another group company Tata Power to set up public charging stations at key locations in five cities. The aim is to address the concern of a lack of public charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.
Plan of action
To be operated by Tata Power, the companies plan to set up 300 charging stations across Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad by the end of the fiscal year 2019-20. The stations will be commercially available to the users of electric vehicles of all makes but Tata Motors EV users will attract lower tariff, the companies said in a joint statement.
While the first 50 stations will adhere to Bharat Standard, which supports slow charging up to 15kW capacity, the remaining chargers will adhere to the European CCS2 (Combined Charging System 2) standard which supports direct current fast charging of up to 50kW.
Guenter Butschek, managing director and chief executive of Tata Motors said to Economic Times that the company remains committed to the sustainable mobility mission and will continue to work towards bringing aspirational e-mobility solutions for the customers.
The news daily stated that 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.