Tata Power Installs EV Charging Station in Gujarat’s Statue of Unity Area

Highlights :

  • Tata Power has installed a DC fast charger for EVs near the world’s tallest statue and a famous Indian landmark – Statue of Unity, located in Kevadia, Gujarat.
  • The charging station can be accessed through Tata Power EZ Charge application

Tata Power has installed the first-ever DC fast charger for electric vehicles at the site of the world’s tallest statue and a famous Indian landmark – Statue of Unity, located in Gujarat.

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The statute is of India’s first Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

The Tata Power EZ Charge (Charging Station) at Kevadia, near the railway station, is expected to become an important pit stop for EV users, who can access this charger through Tata Power EZ Charge application.

The app offers a seamless user interface, making it convenient for all EV owners to locate, navigate, book, charge, pay & check the availability of the nearest e-charging stations in real-time, says the company.

Last month, the Statue of Unity Area Development and Tourism Governance Authority (SOUADTGA) said that it would develop the “country’s first electric vehicles-only area” in Kevadia. The authority added that the area surrounding the 182-metre tall statue will be converted into an EVs-only zone in a phased manner.

The announcement came a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Kevadia is to become the country’s first electric vehicle city.

“Visitors coming to the Statue of Unity can now travel in their EV’s without the anxiety of charging their vehicles. We are delighted that Kevadia-home of Statue of Unity is now EV ready with a DC fast charger. Tourists coming from Surat, Vadodara, Ahmedabad and other cities can now make the journey in their electric cars without worry. We are committed to install EV charging points at important highway locations and similar tourist destinations.” says Mr Sandeep Bangia, Head – EV Charging, Home Automation & ESCO Tata Power.

Gujarat recently released its EV Policy 2021, according to which, the state will be providing subsidy support double the amount of subsidies in any other state for EVs on per kilowatt basis over four years. Gujarat will provide up to Rs 20,000 subsidy on electric two-wheelers, 50 thousand for three-wheelers, and up to 1.5 lakh for four-wheelers.

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Soumya Duggal

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