Tata Power installed an Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station at the Tata Power receiving station in Vikhroli, Mumbai. This is the first EV charging station developed by the company.
Tata Power’s aim is to build a network to make it easier for people to adopt to EVs. The adoption of a smart charging infrastructure will help the country achieve its ambitious plan to mass scale electric vehicles by 2030, according to a company release.
The company plans to set up charging stations at various locations in Mumbai and is already in discussions with stakeholders.
“We are proud and happy with the launch of Electrical Vehicle Charging stations as Tata Power continues to set a high standard in adopting sustainable practices by using innovative technology, and by providing customers access to energy-efficient processes. We are moving towards clean power for all and it is our endeavor to provide the best solutions for our country to achieve a greener tomorrow,” said Mr. Anil Sardana, CEO & MD, Tata Power.
To curb carbon emissions and fossil fuel usage, India is targeting deployment of five to seven million electric vehicles in the country by 2020 under the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) 2020. To make this happen, a network of EV charging stations across the country will need to be developed.
Mercom previously reported that the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has set up two EV charging stations at its offices in Noida and Delhi and is planning to set up another 20 EV charging stations.
In India’s first ever EV tender, the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) announced a procurement tender of 10,000 electric vehicles (EVs) to be used by government departments and agencies.