Electric Utility Company Tata Power Ltd. has partnered with Tata Motors Ltd. to make Maharashtra electric vehicle ready, a move that will focus on establishing charging stations in the state for public use.
The company has signed a MoU with the state to support the Maharashtra Electric Vehicle Policy (2018) in accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles, as informed in the Tata Motors official statement.
The event witnessed Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis inaugurating the new EV charging stations to mark the week-long World Environment Day celebration.
Meanwhile, CEO & MD, Tata Power, Praveen Sinha said, We are happy to present Maharashtra with various electric vehicle charging stations that cover the wide expanse of the city.
As a part of the pact, nine locations have been selected in Maharashtra where EV charging stations shall be established. These include:
- Bhandup (near LBS Marg)
- Malad (near Link Road)
- Carnac Bundar (near Fort & Freeway)
Guenter Butschek, CEO and Managing Director, Tata Motors said that Tata Motors is committed to the Government’s vision of e-mobility in India and hence feel excited to join forces with the Government of Maharashtra towards this endeavour.
As per the sources, Tata Power is gearing to implement a mix of fast and regular chargers at the station units. These chargers will be capable of monitoring the car battery status as well reveal the number of units consumed while charging a car.
To recap, the first public electric vehicle charging station established by Tata Powers came in Vikhroli in Mumbai. Since then, two other stations 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.