2018-06-18
Tata Power to install 100 EV charging stations in Maharashtra

Tata Power has chalked out its final plans to install about 100 Electric Vehicle charging stations across Maharashtra for public use, in partnership with Tata Motors, according to a company official aware of the development.

The installations are part of the MOU signed by Tata Motors with the Maharashtra Government last month for deployment of 1,000 Electric Vehicles (EV) across its range of passenger and commercial vehicles in the State and setting up of EV charging stations by Tata Power.

"The aim is to establish 100 Electric Vehicle charging stations in Maharashtra for public use," the official told ETAuto.

He, however, declined to comment on the timeline of the charging stations to be installed.

Tata Motors has partnered with Tata Power to facilitate setting up of EV Charging Stations in the State.

Tata Power was the first to established the EV charging station at Vikhroli in Mumbai in August 2017 and later installed two more in January 2018.

It recently announced expansion of its EV charging network in Mumbai with the launch of nine new EV charging stations.

Another official said the company has identified few locations in the State for the 100 charging stations.

The stations will be installed in strategic locations, depending upon the vehicle population, ease of charging facility and on important routes connecting major cities, among others.

Tata Power plans to device a mix of fast and regular chargers at these charging stations that will facilitate to charge vehicles from both private and public realms of life.

The chargers can also monitor the car battery charging status and units consumed while charging a car.

The nine new locations where the EV charging stations have come up include Matunga, BKC, Bhandup, Chembur, Malad and Carnac Bundar, Bandra Kurla Complex and Borivali (near Western Express Highway).

Source- ET Auto