Tata Power to install EV chargers at Birsa Munda Airport in Ranchi
Tata Power, a provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions in India, has partnered with the Ranchi Airport Authority (RAA) to install two public 30 kW chargers at Birsa Munda Airport in Ranchi.
This collaboration is in line with Tata Power’s commitment to promote electric vehicle (EV) adoption in India, as well as the government’s National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP), which aims to establish the necessary infrastructure to support the electrification of private and public vehicles.
Virendra Goyal — Tata Power Head Business Development-EV Charging said: “We are incredibly proud to engage with the Ranchi Airport Authority to install EV chargers.
“We remain committed to bringing EV charging infrastructure to where the customers are; in fact, it is another step towards realising our common commitment to sustainability and lowering carbon footprints. This is also certain to address the range anxiety amongst potential and current EV owners in the city.”
The installed chargers are Level-1 chargers, one of the three speed levels for EV charging. Level-1 chargers offer a lower charging rate, ranging between 2.3 kW and 2.5 kW, utilizing standard household electrical outlets (AC) to provide power to EVs. These chargers are particularly suitable for EV owners who visit the airport to receive or bid farewell to their family or friends, as well as for EV cabs and pre-booked cabs that may require charging while waiting for passengers.
K.L Aggarwal — Airport Director of Birsa Munda Airport – Ranchi said: “We are pleased to collaborate with India’s most reputable and well-known energy firm. With this initial installation of EV chargers, we hope to serve hundreds of EV operators and families in Ranchi who come to see off or welcome their family and friends at the airport.
“While waiting, they can charge their vehicle from a trusted source without any hassle.”
Tata Power has built an extensive network of over 3,778 public and captive EV chargers, energizing various locations across 350 towns and cities. The network includes charging stations in shopping malls, along recognized highways, at metro stations, and more.
Additionally, Tata Power’s infrastructure comprises over 39,000 home chargers and 234 bus-charging points.
The company said that it remains dedicated to offering EV charging solutions throughout the country and has partnered with numerous real estate developers to support the government’s goal of achieving a 30% EV adoption rate by 2030.