Tata Power has signed an agreement with state-owned Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), to provide end-to-end EV charging stations at HPCL’s retail outlets (petrol pumps) in multiple cities and major highways across India.
Tata Power already owns an expansive network of over 500 public chargers in over 100 cities.
Under the agreement, Tata Power will provide state-of-the-art EV Charging infrastructure at HPCL pumps for EV users who can travel within cities and intercity without any range anxiety.
The Charging is enabled with the Tata Power EZ charge mobile platform which makes it a seamless experience to vehicle owners.
“This strategic tie-up provides us access to a vast retail base of HPCL, especially in cities and along the key highways,” said Sandeep Bangia, Head – EV Charging,Tata Power.
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, he added.
“HPCL with its vast network comprising of more than 18,000 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,” said Sai Kumar Suri, ED Retail, HPCL.
Development and availability of electric vehicle for charging infrastructure is a key requirement for the proliferation of EVs in India. The partnership will play a strong role in encouraging EV owners to charge their electric vehicles across various petrol pumps.