Tata Motors recently announced its plan to launch four new electric vehicles in the Indian market. Now, the company has joined hands with Tata Power to set up 300 fast charging stations across 5 major cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad and Bengaluru. It has begun with the inauguration of 7 charging facilities in Pune, and the next 45 chargers will be installed across other 4 cities in a couple of months.
All fast charging facilities will be installed by the end of fiscal year 2020. The company will set up the charging stations at its dealerships and Tata Group retail outlets along with accessible public locations. Tata is also offering an introductory offer for its electric vehicle (EV) customers that allows them to get free charging for 3 months. Read – Tata Harrier Black Edition Coming Soon
Tata Power will be responsible for the supply and operations of the new fast chargers. The first 50 will be 15kW chargers meeting the existing Bharat Standard and the remaining will adhere to 30-50kW DC CCS2 (Combined Charging Stations 2) standard. Interestingly, Tata’s fast charging stations will also be compatible to other brands’ electric vehicles supporting the aforementioned charging standards.
Tata Power already has 85 operational charging points set up across 13 cities and 9 states. As of now, the Tata Tigor EV is the only electric car offered by the home-grown carmaker and that too for commercial purposes only. In coming years, the company will introduce a long-range version of the Tigor EV along with the Altroz EV and Nexon EV.