Tata Power to supply EV charging stations for HPCL petrol pumps
Tata Power has forged an agreement with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) to supply end-to-end electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at the latter’s petrol pumps in various cities and major highways in India.
The Tata Group company owns a network of more than 500 public chargers in over 100 cities covering petrol pumps, shopping malls, metro stations, highways, and theatres.
Tata Power is said to have a footprint in all segments of the EV eco-system, which include public charging, home, workplace charging, captive charging, and ultra-rapid chargers for buses.
As per the agreement, Tata Power will deliver EV charging infrastructure at HPCL pumps for EV users who can travel within cities and intercity without any anxiety about the range of their vehicles. The charging is enabled with the Tata Power EZ charge app for providing a seamless experience to vehicle owners, said Tata Power.
Sai Kumar Suri – HPCL ED Retail said: “HPCL as a key player in the energy sector is committed to provide sustainable energy solutions to our customers. 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 bring a unique strategic partnership to create a pan India charging ecosystem with end-to end solutions.”
According to Tata Power, the development and availability of electric vehicles for charging infrastructure is a major requirement for promoting the use of EVs in India.
The partnership with HPCL is expected to have a strong role in pushing EV owners to charge their electric vehicles at various petrol pumps. It also aligns with the Indian government’s National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) whose objective is to develop electric vehicle charging infrastructure by leveraging the latest technological platform apart from providing easy access to electric vehicles for charging points.
Sandeep Bangia – Head – EV Charging, Tata Power said: “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.”