Tata Motors and Tata Power have joined hands to inaugurate 300 fast-charging stations across five key metro cities in India. The fast-charging stations will be set up in cities like – Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru and Hyderabad. The companies have already set up seven fast chargers in Pune and 45 more stations will be set up in other cities in the next two months. 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. Over time, the charging stations that will adhere to 30-50kW DC CCS2 standard. These chargers can be accessed by any electric vehicle user, having cars compatible with the above charging standards. To promote EV’s, as an introductory offer, Tata EV customers can avail free charging for three months.
Speaking on the occasion, Guenter Butschek, CEO and 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."