Tata Power has announced new additions to its strategic network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the country, the latest being the setting up of three fast charging EV stations at Cognizant campus in Telangana’s capital city of Hyderabad.
Both Tata Power and Tata Motors will execute the consolidated e-mobility solution as part of Cognizant’s ‘Go Green’ programme for its employees in Hyderabad. Tata Power will be responsible for providing the necessary electric mobility infrastructure by installing three charging stations at the campus while Tata Motors will supply 10 Tigor EVs.
“With the deployment of the fast charging EV stations in Hyderabad we are happy to make the city more conducive towards a pollution-free environment. This is in line with our endeavor to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles across the country by providing the much-needed mobility infrastructure to support EV growth,” said Praveer Sinha, CEO of Tata Power in a media statement.
The company has also set up nine EV charging stations across significant locations in Mumbai. Earlier, Mercom reported that Tata Power installed an EV charging station at its receiving station in Vikhroli, Mumbai. This was the first EV charging station developed by the company.
In June 2018, Tata Power announced new additions to its EV charging stations in India’s financial capital of Mumbai by setting up charging stations at the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) and the Western Express highway at Borivali.
EV charging stations have already been set up at the Lower Parel area’s Palladium Mall and at Kurla’s Phoenix Marketcity.
Tata Motors has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Maharashtra government to support its Maharashtra Electric Vehicle Policy (2018) and accelerate the adoption of Electric Vehicles in the state.
In June 2018, the Maharashtra state government cabinet gave a green signal to the state’s Electric Vehicle Policy 2018. A notification issued by the state government stated that all three segments of the electric vehicle (EV) sector – manufacturing, creation of infrastructure, and consumers – are accounted for in the policy.
The policy aims at creating an enabling environment for the manufacture of 500,000 EVs in the state within the next five years. In it, the state government proposes exempting e-vehicles from road tax and registration charges in Maharashtra.
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Nitin is a staff reporter at Mercomindia.com and writes on renewable energy and related sectors. Prior to Mercom, Nitin has worked for CNN IBN, India News, Agricultural Spectrum and Bureaucracy Today. He received his bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Communication from Manipal Institute of Communication at Manipal University and Master’s degree in International Relations from Jindal School of International Affairs. More articles from Nitin Kabeer