Tata Power Planning to Have 700 EV Charging Stations by 2021

Tata Power is planning to increase its network of EV charging stations to 700 by next year, from the 100 fast-charging stations it currently operates

Tata Power EV Charging

Tata Power is planning to increase its network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to 700 by next year, a top company official has said. The company has already installed 100 fast-charging stations in various cities, including Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Pune, and Hyderabad, which the company plans to take up to 300 by the end of March this year.

“We are mapping the locations where EVs are launched and we will be setting up charging stations in those cities. Our aim is to take this number to around 700 by next year,” the company’s CEO and Managing Director Praveer Sinha said.

The government’s decision to lower the GST rate on EVs to five percent from 12 percent is expected to make EVs affordable for consumers with additional income-tax deduction. He further assured that the firm is not just focusing on public spaces but will also provide home EV charging stations.

“We will create infrastructure for home charging as well as public charging like at metro stations, shopping malls, theatres, and highway, among others,” Sinha said.

The company is already in talks with metro rail authorities and municipal corporations for setting up EV charging stations. Besides, it will set up charging stations at Tata Group-owned outlets such as Croma, WestSide, Titan watch showroom, and Indian Hotels, among others.

Tata Power has also signed MoUs for setting up commercial EV charging stations at HPCL, IOCL, and IGL retail outlets.

In Mumbai, the company has already set up 30 station, which it expects to increase to 200 by next year. Company’s Head-EV and home automation Sandeep Bangia said from the standard 15 kW stations, the companies may also look at installing charging stations that will adhere to 30-50 kW standards as demand grows.

More recently, the firm had entered into an agreement with Prakriti E-Mobility, an app-based electric vehicle (EV) cab operator, to set up fifty EV charging stations in the Delhi NCR region. As per the deal signed, Tata Power will set up charging infrastructure in a phased manner to support Prakriti’s EV Taxi fleet of ‘EVERA’ Cabs.

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Ayush Verma

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