Tata Power And HPCL to Set Up EV Charging Stations

Highlights :

  • The partnership supports the Indian government’s National Electric Mobility Mission Plan.
  • Tata Power will provide state-of-the-art EV charging infrastructure.

Mumbai-based integrated power company Tata Power has signed an agreement with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), the ONGC owned oil & gas PSU, to provide end-to-end EV charging stations at HPCL’s petrol pumps in multiple cities and major highways across the country.

Under the agreement, Tata Power will provide state-of-the-art EV charging infrastructure at HPCL pumps for EV users traveling within cities & intercity. The charging is enabled with the Tata Power EZ charge mobile platform.

The development and availability of EVs for charging infrastructure is a key requirement for the proliferation of EVs in India. This partnership is in line with the Government of India’s National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) which aims to develop EV charging infrastructure using the latest technology platform along with easy access to electric vehicles for charging points. having EV charging points at existing fuel stations, once it crosses relevant regulatory hurdles, is also a natural option for users, rather than the spread out points so far.

Speaking of the partnership, head of EV charging, Tata Power, Mr. Sandeep Bangia stated, “We are excited to partner with HPCL who share our vision of sustainable mobility. This strategic tie-up provides us access to a vast retail base of HPCL, especially in cities and along the key highways.

“The move will tremendously benefit the EV users as it will not only provide them easy access to charging points but also remove the range anxiety, resulting in wider adoption of electric vehicles in the country,” he added.

This is not the first time HPCL has entered a partnership for setting up EV charging stations. Recently, HPCL partnered with Suchi Anant Virya to set up a pan-India network of public EV charging points at its retail outlets.

“HPCL as a key player in the energy sector is committed to providing sustainable energy solutions to our customers. HPCL with its vast network comprising of more than 18000 retail outlets and Tata Power with its strong presence and expertise in the EV charging segment brings a unique strategic partnership to create a pan India charging ecosystem with end-to-end solutions,” says Mr. Sai Kumar Suri, ED Retail, HPCL.

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Bhoomika Singh

Bhoomika is a science graduate, with a strong interest in seeing how technology can impact the environment. She loves covering the intersection of technology, environment, and the positive impact it can have on the world accordingly.

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