A charging plug sits connected to a BYD Co. E6 electric taxi (Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg)

Tata Power Partners With Tata Motors To Make Maharashtra Electric Vehicle Ready

Tata Power Ltd. today said it has partnered with Tata Motors Ltd. to make Maharashtra electric vehicle ready and to establish charging stations in the state for public use.

Tata Motors has signed a memorandum of understanding with the state to support the Maharashtra Electric Vehicle Policy (2018) in accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles, Tata Power said in a statement.

We are happy to present Maharashtra with various electric vehicle charging stations that cover the wide expanse of the city.
Praveer Sinha, CEO & MD, Tata Power

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis inaugurated the new EV charging stations to mark the week-long World Environment Day celebration, the statement said.

The nine new locations where the EV charging stations have come up include Matunga, BKC, Bhandup (near LBS Marg), Chembur, Malad (near Link Road) and Carnac Bundar (near Fort & Freeway).

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With the launch of nine EV charging stations today to mark the World Environment Day, it is Tata Power’s endeavour to provide the best of solutions for the country to achieve a greener tomorrow. By using innovative technology, Tata Power is providing customers easy access to energy-efficient processes and facilitating that by setting up charging infrastructure around the city, the statement added.

“Tata Motors is committed to the Government's vision of e-mobility in India. We are excited to join forces with the Government of Maharashtra towards this endeavour. We are uniquely positioned to leverage the strength of our group companies to create an EV ecosystem,” Guenter Butschek, CEO and Managing Director, Tata Motors said.

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Tata Power plans to device a mix of fast and regular chargers at these charging stations. The chargers can also monitor the car battery charging status and units consumed while charging a car, the company said in the statement.

Tata Power has established the first public electric vehicle charging station at Vikhroli in Mumbai. Since the inauguration of the first station in August 2017, two others were started in January 2018 for public usage at Palladium mall in the Lower Parel area and Phoenix Market City in the Kurla area of the city.

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