Tata Power, one of India's largest integrated power companies and a leading EV charging infrastructure provider has entered into a strategic partnership with Hyundai Motor India (HMIL) to build a robust EV charging network across India. The MoU was signed between Tata Power and HMIL in the presence of Praveer Sinha, CEO and MD, Tata Power and Unsoo Kim, MD and CEO, HMIL at HMIL's Headquarters in Gurugram, Haryana.
Under the partnership, Tata Power will install Tata Power EZ Charge fast chargers (DC 60 kW) at HMIL's existing 34 EV dealer locations across 29 cities along with supply, installation, and commissioning of home charging for HMIL's EV customers. Currently, all 34 HMIL dealer locations are equipped with AC 7.2 kW chargers, and the company aims to expand the fast charging infra network across its pan India dealerships.
This new partnership will be of tremendous benefit to customers as the vehicle charging time of a DC 60 kW charger is much lesser than AC 7.2 kW charger. DC 60 kW charging stations will enhance customer convenience.
Sinha said, “Our collaboration with Hyundai Motor India aligns with the Government of India's National Electric Mobility Mission Plan. Tata Power's expertise in EV charging space coupled with comprehensive charging solutions and countrywide ownership of Hyundai vehicles, will help in the development of sustainable mobility infrastructure, boosting faster EV adoption."
Kim added, "This partnership will power up the nation’s electric mobility mission by offering end-to-end EV charging infrastructure at HMIL dealerships along with supply, installation, and commissioning of home charging for HMIL EV customers, thereby, enhancing customer convenience and ease of adoption of Electric vehicles.”
Under the collaboration, the charging stations at HMIL dealerships will be open for all electric vehicle customers. Additionally, end-to-end charging solutions at the home of HMIL's EV owners will be offered by Tata Power for their convenience resulting in hassle-free EV ownership. HMIL dealerships will facilitate with space, and necessary administrative approvals, and Tata Power will invest, own and operate the charging stations.
Tata Power has over 1500 public and semi-public EV chargers installed and another 550+ chargers in various stages of installation. The Company also has a network of 13000+ home chargers (for private use) & 200+ bus charging points installed across India.
(This article first appeared on www.autocarpro.in)