On Friday, Tata Power declared that it had signed an agreement with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) to produce end-to-end EV charging stations at HPCL's retail outlets (petrol pumps) in various cities and major highways across the country.
Tata Power will provide EV charging infrastructure at HPCL pumps for EV users who can travel within cities & intercity. The charging is equipped with the Tata Power EZ charge mobile platform, as per the agreement.
The partnership will impersonate a vital role in promoting EV owners to charge their electric vehicles across multiple petrol pumps. It is also in line with India's National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP), which strives to amplify electric vehicle charging infrastructure using the most advanced technology platform and easy way to electric vehicles for charging points.
Sandeep Bangia, EV charging head at Tata Power, stated, "We are excited to partner with HPCL, who share 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. 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."
Sai Kumar Suri, HPCL's ED retail, said, "HPCL as a key player in the energy sector, is committed to providing sustainable energy solutions to our customers. HPCL, with its vast network comprising more than 0.2segment, brings a unique strategic partnership to create a pan India charging ecosystem with end-to-end solutions." Tata Power is a homesteader in the EV charging space and maintains an extensive network of over 500 public chargers in 100+ cities covering petrol pumps, metro stations, shopping malls, theatres, and highways. The company is started across all parts of the EV ecosystem - public charging, captive charging, home, workplace charging, and ultra-rapid chargers for buses.