Tata Power sets up 450-plus EV charging points across 350 national highways
Tata Power has announced that it has achieved a rare landmark of setting up 450+ EZ Charging points across 350 + national highways in the country.
Tata Power EZ Charging Points are now present across major national highways including the longest highway (NH 44 which connects J&K to Tamil Nadu), the busiest highway (NH 19 connecting Delhi, UP, Bihar, West Bengal, and Jharkhand), and other highways connecting major states across south, north, east and west India (NH 65, NH 48, NH 16, etc.). This is in line with the company's nationwide plan of setting up charging points from north to south, connecting Kashmir to Kanyakumari and from east to west, from Guwahati to Dwarka and Bikaner.
The widespread installation of Tata Power EZ Charging Points is making intrastate and interstate (via national highways) travel easy for EV owners. These 450+ EV charging points on the highways are installed at diverse locations like hotels, commercial complexes, car dealerships, etc., across more than 25+ states and 5 union territories to provide ease of charging reduce range anxiety and ensure seamless green and sustainable mobility.
For effective operational management of pan India charging points, Tata Power has also set up a state-of-the-art Network Operations Centre (NOC). The NOC provides the backbone for robust charging support. The centre has a real-time communication link with all the onboard chargers and is integrated with the digital platform that supports the EV charging services of Tata Power. It plays a key role in the proactive identification of issues, and quick resolution in case of any technical snag through maintenance teams. This centre is responsible for providing back-end system support, quick resolution of issues, and ensuring proactive charging infrastructure maintenance planning.
Speaking about this milestone, Dr. Praveer Sinha, CEO&MD, of Tata Power, said "We are committed to promoting sustainable mobility in the country and are happy to set up more than 450 + EV charging points across our national highways. This marks our presence on 60% of the existing highways. We believe that India's true EV transition will happen once
we provide EV Charging solutions in not only cities and towns, but also across the major highways connecting states pan-India."
Tata Power EZ Charge Mobile app is also supporting the e-mobility transition with more than 1 lakh downloads on the Google Play Store, it has a variety of features that provide a seamless EV charging experience to EV users.
In urban areas too, Tata Power has been installing public/semi-public EV charging points at key residential complexes, malls, and petrol pumps to enable wider adoption among urban audiences. Recently, Tata Power has gone one step ahead and installed more than 150 charging points powered by clean energy sources in Mumbai.
Tata Power's aggressive deployment of EV chargers is a result of its commitment to sustainable mobility. The company's EV charging initiatives are in line with the Government of India's National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP), which aims to develop electric vehicle charging infrastructure using the latest technology platform along with easy access to electric vehicles for charging points.
Tata Power will continue to make sustainable mobility attainable in India and plans to have more than 6500 + charging points by FY 23. Tata Power presently has a strong network of 21000+ home chargers (for private usage) and 240+ electric bus charging points, as well as more than 2400 public and semi-public chargers across 300 cities, towns, and national highways.