Tata Power to set EV charging stations at HPCL petrol pumps across India
Tata Power in partnership with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) has announced to set up end-to-end EV charging stations at HPCL's retail outlets (petrol pumps) in multiple cities and major highways across India.
EV charging station is a key requirement for the uptake of EVs in India. As an increasing number of Indian states announce electric vehicle policy, the latest partnership is aimed at supporting the Government of India's National Electric Mobility Mission Plan by enabling the development of robust EV charging infrastructure in the country and addressing range anxiety -- one of the prime concerns of potential EV buyers.
"We are excited to partner with HPCL who shares 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," said Sandeep Bangia, Head - EV Charging, Tata Power.
"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."
Being an early entrant in the EV charging infrastructure, Tata Power already owns 500+ public charger networks at petrol pumps, metro stations, shopping malls, theatres, and highways in over 100+ Indian cities. The company is present across all segments of the EV eco-system – public charging, captive charging, home, workplace charging, and ultra-rapid chargers for buses.
As per the company, the charging is enabled with the Tata Power EZ charge mobile platform which is intended to make the charging experience seamless for vehicle owners.
"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, said Sai Kumar Suri, ED Retail, HPCL.