Tata Power has announced new additions to its strategic network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in India’s financial capital of Mumbai.
The domestic integrated power company is developing two EV 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.
After installing Mumbai’s first EV charging station in Vikhroli, Tata Power’s latest plan is aimed at preparing the city to usher in a surge of EVs.
Anil Sardana, the chief executive officer and managing director of Tata Power, said, “We are proud and happy to present Mumbai with additional electric vehicle charging stations that cover the expanse of the city. We are also happy that one of these EV charging stations is India’s first electric vehicle charging station at a popular retail mall.”
“With these installations, Tata Power continues to pursue sustainable practices using technology thereby providing customers access to energy‑efficient options with ease. As the nation moves toward clean and affordable power for all, it is our endeavor to provide customers with the best solutions for a greener tomorrow,” Sardana added.
The announcement of the planned expansion in EV charging stations comes just one month after Tata Power sister company Tata Motors rolled out its first batch of EVs.
Mercom previously reported on how EV and EV charging infrastructure are the next big clean technology opportunity in India. With the entry of big players like the National Thermal Power Corporation, Tata Power, ABB, and others, competition in the sector is starting to heat up.
India is targeting the deployment of five to seven million electric vehicles by 2020 under the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) 2020.
In November 2017, Mercom reported that India’s two oil majors, Indian Oil Corporation Limited and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation, both launched EV charging stations in Nagpur at their company-operated fuel stations.
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Saumy is a senior staff reporter with MercomIndia.com covering business and energy news since 2016. Prior to Mercom, Saumy was a copy editor at Thomson Reuters. Saumy earned his Bachelors Degree in Journalism & Mass Communication from the Manipal Institute of Communication at Manipal University. More articles from Saumy Prateek.