TVS Motor, Tata Power join forces to develop EV charging infrastructure
TVS Motor and Tata Power have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) under which the two Indian firms will work together for implementing electric vehicle charging infrastructure (EVCI) across India.
The partnership also calls for deploying solar power technologies at TVS Motor locations.
Overall, the partnership’s objective is for creating a large dedicated electric two-wheeler charging infrastructure to expedite electric mobility in India.
TVS Motor said that the partnership will also give the customers of its TVS iQube Electric smart electric scooter access to the charging network by Tata Power via the TVS Motor customer connect app and Tata Power EZ Charge app in India.
Tata Power has a network of more than 5,000 home chargers and 700 plus public chargers in over 120 Indian cities.
TVS Motor and Tata Power will look to create a regular AC charging network and a DC fast-charging network for electric two-wheelers.
Sudarshan Venu —TVS Motor Joint Managing Director said: “TVS Motor Company has always been at the forefront of delivering green vehicles to our customers. This collaboration with Tata Power marks yet another significant milestone towards enabling a greener future for the country.
“Our partnership will substantially enhance customer convenience through world-class fast-charging solutions. TVS Motor is extremely excited and proud to be the pioneering partner with Tata Power, which is leading the way in creating a wide and sustainable charging infrastructure in the country.
“Fitting to TVS Motor vision of electrification, we envisage a wide and reliable charging infrastructure for two and three-wheeler EV customers across India, powered by renewable sources of energy such as solar.”
According to TVS Motor, the MoU aligns with its commitment to grow the footprint of TVS iQube Electric in 25+ cities in the coming months. Currently, the electric scooter is available in Delhi, Kochi, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Surat, Ahmedabad, Vizag, and Jaipur.
Dr Praveer Sinha — CEO and MD of Tata Power said: “We are happy to join hands with TVS Motor, one of the leading two-wheeler manufacturers globally, to become their EV charging partner.
“Through this collaboration, we will further leverage our expertise to enhance synergy between sustainable mobility and renewable energy integration resulting in the creation of robust EV charging eco-system across India.”