Tata AutoComp Systems announced that it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with U.S.-based electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure company Tellus Power Green to set up charging stations in India.
Through the memorandum, the companies aim to set up charging stations for two-wheelers, three-wheelers, passenger, and commercial vehicles in the country.
“Tata AutoComp and Tellus will now provide various sizes of AC chargers from 3 kW to 11kW for home and residential complexes as well as DC fast chargers from 20kW to 300kW to meet the need to charge various types of vehicles in public places such as office and commercial parking lots, convenience public charging stations within cities as well as highways, dedicated depots for commercial vehicles, among others,” said Arvind Goel, MD, Tata AutoComp Systems.
Goel also said that the company has already set up joint ventures for providing electric drivelines and battery packs for passenger cars, commercial vehicles, as well as fast-developing two and three-wheelers in the country. A driveline is a system that connects a vehicle’s transmission system and axels to the engine to help it move.
Tata AutoComp is promoted by the Tata Group and is a provider of products and services to automotive original equipment manufacturers as well as tier-1 suppliers. It has 36 manufacturing facilities in India and nine overseas, according to the company. Meanwhile, Tellus Power is an EV infrastructure manufacturing company with sales, manufacturing, and service centers located in California, India, China, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Mexico, and the Middle East, according to the press statement.
Recently, Tata Power said it joined hands with MG Motor to deploy 50 kW DC superfast EV chargers at select MG Motor dealership outlets.
In March, Tata Power entered into an agreement to provide charging solutions to Jaguar Land Rover in India. They will be spread across Jaguar Land Rover’s retail network of 27 outlets in 24 cities and at customers’ residence and office. Tata Power will provide a range of AC and DC chargers, which will range from 7 kW to 50 kW capacity.
Previously, Tata Power announced its plans to expand its EV charging network in the country to over 700 by the end of the financial year 2021.
Nithin is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Previously with Reuters News, he has covered oil, metals and agricultural commodity markets across global markets. He has also covered refinery and pipeline explosions, oil and gas leaks, Atlantic region hurricane developments, and other natural disasters. Nithin holds a Masters Degree in Applied Economics from Christ University, Bangalore and a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from Loyola College, Chennai.