Tata Power EV Charging Solutions Limited (TPEVCSL), a subsidiary of Tata Power Group, has signed an MoU with Indian Oil Corporation to roll out fast and ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) charging points across India.
Deploying 500+ EV charging points
With this, Tata Power will install 500+ EV charging points across multiple IOCL retail outlets in major cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Pune, and Kochi, as well as across major highways such as the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, Salem-Kochi Highway, Guntur-Chennai Highway and the Golden Quadrilateral.
According to the company's statement, the partnership is focused on building a reliable and expansive intercity charging network to help alleviate range anxiety for EV owners travelling between cities.
Virendra Goyal, Head -Business Development-EV Charging, Tata Power said "Our partnership with IOCL is a strategic move towards establishing a robust EV charging network in the country. Leveraging IOCL's extensive presence, Tata Power will set up fast and superfast charging points in multiple regions, contributing to accessibility and inclusivity for a sustainable electric mobility future.”
Enhancing EV user experience
Tata Power said it aims to enhance the EV user experience through tech integration and innovative solutions. The partnership will also enable its EV users to have a dual advantage of a seamless EV charging experience through the ‘Tata Power EZ Charge’ app and ‘IndianOil e-Charge’ mobile app that can be used to locate and book the chargers at their convenience.
Saumitra Shrivastava, Executive Director (Retail-N&E), said, "IOCL envisages to provide 10,000 EV Charging Stations by 2024 transforming retail network to complete energy solutions outlets. With more than 6,000 EV charging stations at present, the company plans to keep expanding its reach. Our strategic partnership with Tata Power is poised to play a pivotal role in responding to this transformative shift."
Tata Power's partnership with BPCL
The partnership comes two days after Tata Passenger Electric Mobility (TPEM) partnered with BPCL to establish 7,000 public charging stations across India by 2024. Besides this, BPCL said it will also focus on setting up chargers at locations frequently visited by Tata EV owners.
At present, the company reaches more than 420 cities and offers a comprehensive array of charging solutions, including over 62,000 home chargers, 4,900 public and semi-public charging points, and 430 bus charging stations.
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