Tata Motors has partnered with Tata Power to set up 300 fast charging stations for electric vehicles (EV) across Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad by end FY20.
The company today has inaugurated 7 electric car charging stations in Pune, and aims to set up another 45 across the other four cities over the next two months.
The companies has chosen to install these charging stations at Tata Motors dealerships, Tata Group owned retail outlets such as Chroma stores, Star Bazar outlets, Titan watch showrooms among other public locations.
The chargers will be operated by Tata Power and will adhere to Bharat Standard (15 kW) for the initial 50 chargers, the two companies said in a joint announcement.
The companies also plan to install charging stations that will adhere to 30-50 kW DC CCS2 standard. The newly installed charging stations can fully charge the electric Tata Tigor cars in 70-90 minutes.
To promote EV adoption, the two companies said that while these EV charging stations can be used by the owners of electric cars of any other make, the Tata Motors EV customers can avail free charging for next three months.
Tata Power’s existing EV charging network covers a total of 85 charging points including 42 in Mumbai. The company has also signed memorandum of understanding (MoUs) for setting up commercial EV charging stations at HPCL, IOCL, and IGL retail outlets.
Reference- livemint, TATA motors PR, Business Standard