Tata Power plans to set up 700 EV charging
stations by 2021
The power producer, Tata Power Company Ltd plans to increase its network of electric vehicle charging stations to 700 by next year.
At present the Tata Group Company is having 100 fast-charging stations across various cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Pune and Hyderabad. It plans to add 200 more by the end of next month.
“We are mapping the locations where EVs are launched and will be setting up charging stations in those cities. Our aim is to take this number to around 700 by next year,” Praveer Sinha, chief executive officer and managing director at Tata Power, said.
The government’s initiative of reducing the GST rate on EVs to 5 per cent from 12 per cent is expected to make electric cars more affordable to the consumers.
Sinha says that Tata Power is not only 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.”
Tata Power has also signed an MoU for installing EV charging stations at fuel stations operated by Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd., Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. and Indraprastha Gas Ltd.
In Mumbai, the company has already set up 30 charging stations which expects to increase to 200 by the next year. The company’s head for electric vehicles and home automation, Sandeep Bangia said that these chargers will be from 15 kWh to 30-50 kW standards. It happens when the demand increases he says.
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