Tata to set up 300 EV fast-charging points in FY2020

Tata Motors and Tata Power plan to set up 300 public fast-charging stations for EVs in 5 cities by the end of FY2020.

These fast-charging points will be installed in Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Bangalore and Hyderabad. Last week, the company inaugurated 7 charging points in Pune. 45 more charging points are said to come up in the other four cities in the next 2 months.

The chargers will be operated by Tata Power. The first 50 chargers will adhere to Bharat Standard (15 kW). The company also plans to set up 30-50 kW DC chargers based on CCS2 standards.

At present, Tata Power operates 42 charging points in Mumbai and has set up a total of 85 points in other cities, including Hyderabad, Bangalore and Delhi.

Earlier this month, Tata Motors had announced that it plans to introduce four electric cars in the next 18 months. These are likely to include electric versions of the Nexon and Altroz. 

Tata is also reportedly working on a Tigor EV with longer range for private buyers. At present, the Tigor EV is only available for fleet operators. In its current configuration, it offers a maximum range of 142 km (MIDC cycle).

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