300 DC charging points will be installed in the near future using CCS Combo 2 standard plugs.

Tata Power and Tata Motors announced a joint charging infrastructure rollout in India with 300 stations coming online across key five cities namely Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Bangalore and Hyderabad by the end of FY2020.

The project was inaugurated on August 2, 2019 with the first 7 charging stations in Pune. In total, more than 50 will be ready within two months, but those will be just 15 kW chargers, mostly at Tata Motors dealerships. Later on, also 30-50 kW chargers will be installed.

"These chargers will be installed at Tata Motors dealerships, certain Tata Group retail outlets and other public locations.

The chargers will be operated by Tata Power and will adhere to Bharat Standard (15 kW) for the initial 50 chargers. Going forward, we will also have charging stations that will adhere to 30-50 kW DC CCS2 Standard. These chargers can be accessed by any electric vehicle user, having cars compatible to the above charging standards. Tata Power and Tata Motors have jointly developed an attractive charging tariff for Tata Motors EV customers."

According to the press release, Tata Motors EV customers will be able to use the chargers for free for the next three months.

Tata currently offers the Tigor EV electric car, which is kind of an entry-level BEV with a 16.2 kWh battery, 30 kW electric motor and charging capability of up to 15 kW.

As you can see, the car electrification in India is just slowly starting.

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Tata Power and Tata Motors join hands to set in motion electric mobility infrastructure in India

  • Setting up of EV charging stations across key metros
  • Installations at strategic locations frequented by potential EV owners
  • Attractive charging tariff for Tata Motors EV customers
  • As an introductory offer, Tata Motors EV Customers can avail free charging for the next 3 months

Tata Power and Tata Motors announce their partnership to install 300 fast charging stations by the end of the FY20, across key five cities namely Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Bangalore and Hyderabad. Today, both companies inaugurated their first 7 charging stations in Pune, to enable the e-mobility drive in the city. Over the next two months, 45 more chargers will be installed across the other four cities. These chargers will be installed at Tata Motors dealerships, certain Tata Group retail outlets and other public locations.

The chargers will be operated by Tata Power and will adhere to Bharat Standard (15 kW) for the initial 50 chargers. Going forward, we will also have charging stations that will adhere to 30-50 kW DC CCS2 Standard. These chargers can be accessed by any electric vehicle user, having cars compatible to the above charging standards. Tata Power and Tata Motors have jointly developed an attractive charging tariff for Tata Motors EV customers.

Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Praveer Sinha, MD & CEO Tata Power, said, “We are committed to making India EV ready in line with the Government’s ambition of providing green technology solutions and Tata Group’s vision of reducing India’s carbon footprint. Our aim is to make EV Charging as fast and easy as possible for all Indians and we are very pleased to partner with Tata Motors, with whom we jointly identified high priority locations which could be preferred by the potential EV owners.”

Commenting on the collaboration, Mr. Guenter Butschek, CEO & MD Tata Motors Ltd., said, “We are happy to partner with Tata Power for taking the first step in developing ubiquitous EV charging infrastructure in India. This partnership is an important milestone in our journey to offer complete ecosystem solutions and offer peace of mind to our customers. We remain committed to the sustainable mobility mission and will continue to work towards bringing aspirational e-mobility solutions for the customers, leading the drive towards faster adoption of electric vehicles in the country.”

Tata Power’s current EV infrastructure presence in Mumbai is 42 charging points and its mobility infrastructure footprint is in multiple cities including Hyderabad, Bangalore and Delhi with a total of 85 charging points set up across various usage scenarios. The company has signed landmark MoUs for setting up commercial scale EV charging stations at HPCL, IOCL, and IGL retail outlets. The company also partnered with Tata Motors earlier to support Maharashtra Government’s vision of promoting e-mobility in the State by setting up public EV charging stations.