Tata Power, Hyundai Ink Pact to Build EV Charging Infrastructure Across India

by Swarajya Staff - May 19, 2022 03:38 PM +05:30 IST
Tata Power, Hyundai Ink Pact to Build EV Charging Infrastructure Across IndiaTata Power

Tata Power has entered into a strategic partnership with Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) to build a robust EV charging network and accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) across India.

The MoU was signed between Tata Power and HMIL in the presence of Dr. Praveer Sinha, CEO & MD, Tata Power and Unsoo Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Limited 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, the company said in a release.

The association will make Tata Power and HMIL key contributors to the expansion of charging infrastructure.

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.

The DC 60 kW charging stations will enhance customer convenience.

Commenting on the strategic partnership, Praveer Sinha, CEO & MD, Tata Power said "Our collaboration with Hyundai Motor India aligns with the Government of India's National Electric Mobility Mission Plan and demonstrates our commitment to leading India's clean energy and net-zero goals. 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."

Commenting on the announcement, Unsoo Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Limited, said, "Hyundai Motor India is glad to announce its partnership with Tata Power to facilitate and strengthen India's robust EV ecosystem and enhance the general outlook on sustainable transportation, reaffirming Hyundai's vision to integrate social responsibility with economic prosperity and community wellness".

"Such strategic partnerships are fundamental in accelerating the adoption of Electric Vehicles by customers to achieve the national goal of carbon neutrality. 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," Kim said.

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.

Easy accessibility of charging stations through HMIL and Tata Power EZ Charge Mobile App will provide smooth vehicle charging experience to customers across the country.

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