MG Motor and Tata Power bring EV charging station to the city of Puducherry
Puducherry, February 26, 2021: Now moving its focus to Puducherry, MG Motor and Tata Power have deployed a 30 kW Superfast public EV charging station in Puducherry. The charging station was inaugurated by was inaugurated Mr. Mohan Kumar, Director of Health and Family Welfare.
This is the first EV charging station of MG in Puducherry. The deployment is in line with MG’s vision to enhance the national EV charging ecosystem with 30 kW, 50 kW, and 60 kW DC superfast charging stations. MG has so far installed 23 superfast charging stations across 18 cities in India, which is the highest by any Auto OEM. The automaker’s charging infrastructure spans across major metropolitans including Delhi-NCR and Bangalore along with tier-2 cities such as Ahmedabad and Nagpur. The Puducherry launch is the automaker’s fifth launch in 2021 close on the heels of Calicut, Cochin, Coimbatore, and Mangalore.
All vehicles compatible with the CCS fast-charging standard can use the latest EV charging station in Puducherry. MG extends a 5-way charging ecosystem to its customers, which includes a free-of-cost AC fast-charger (installed at the customer’s home/office), extended charging network, a plug-and-charge cable onboard, and charge-on-the-go with RSA (Roadside Assistance).
Speaking on the launch, Gaurav Gupta, Chief Commercial Officer, MG Motor India said, “Puducherry is the commercial hub of Puducherry and we are happy to provide charging infrastructure along with our partner Tata Power in the they Now, as Puducherry begins its shift towards electric, we believe the launch of our public EV charging station will go a long way in supporting the transition.”
"We are thrilled to continue our strengthened association with MG Motor India by deploying the Puducherry charging station. We will continue to provide a seamless charging experience to our customers. We wish to build a decent ecosystem for our potential EV customers in the future thereby, promoting the adoption of such green mobility solutions," said Mr. Rajesh Naik, Chief - Tata Power New Business Services.
The carmaker has also introduced the ‘EcoTree Challenge’, wherein ZS EV owners can participate in the ecological initiative and track their CO2 savings and national ranking in real-time.
Tata Power continues to cement its position as India’s leading integrated player in the EV charging space by deploying an extensive EV charging infrastructure of around 400 chargers across 45 different cities under the EZ Charge brand. They are located across commercial buildings, public places, highways, and other similar locations. With its state-of-the-art customized EV Charging solutions, Tata Power's partnership with MG Motor aims to ensure India is EV-ready. The focus is now on the transition to green mobility through various operating models, in line with their existing customer-centric approach.
About MG Motor India
Founded in the UK in 1924, Morris Garages vehicles were world-famous for their sports cars, roadsters, and cabriolet series. MG vehicles were much sought after by many celebrities, including the British Prime Ministers and even the British Royal Family, for their styling, elegance, and spirited performance. The MG Car Club, set up in 1930 at Abingdon in the UK, has thousands of loyal fans, making it one of the world’s largest clubs for a car brand. MG has evolved into a modern, futuristic, and innovative brand over the last 96 years. Its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Halol, Gujarat, has an annual production capacity of 80,000 vehicles and employs nearly 2,500 work force. Driven by its vision of CASE (Connected, Autonomous, Shared, and Electric) mobility, the cutting-edge automaker has augmented the across-the-board ‘experiences’ within the automobile segment today. It has introduced several ‘firsts’ in India including India’s first Internet SUV – MG Hector, India’s first Pure Electric Internet SUV – MG ZS EV, and India’s first Autonomous (Level 1) Premium SUV – MG Gloster.
About Tata Power
Tata Power is India’s largest integrated power company and, together with its subsidiaries & jointly controlled entities, has an installed/ managed capacity of 12,772 MW. A pioneer in the field, it has a presence across the entire power value chain - generation of renewable as well as conventional power including hydro and thermal energy, transmission & distribution, trading and coal & freight logistics. With nearly 2.7 GW of renewable energy assets in solar and wind and another 1.2 GW of hydro and waste heat based assets, Tata Power has 3.9 GW of clean energy generation. This accounts for 31% of the company's portfolio making Tata Power a leader in clean energy generation. In line with the company's view on sustainable and clean energy development, Tata Power is steering the transformation of utilities to integrated solutions by looking at new business growth in EV charging & storage, distributed generation & rooftops, micro grids and home automation & smart meters. It has successful public-private partnerships in generation, transmission & distribution in India, namely ‘Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd.’ with Delhi Vidyut Board for distribution in North Delhi; 'Tata Power Ajmer Distribution Ltd.' with Ajmer Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd. for distribution in Ajmer; 'Powerlinks Transmission Ltd.' with Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. for evacuation of Power from Tala hydro plant in Bhutan to Delhi; 'Maithon Power Ltd.' with Damodar Valley Corporation for a 1050 MW Mega Power Project at Jharkhand. Tata Power is serving more than 5 million distribution consumers in India and has developed the country’s first 4000 MW Ultra Mega Power Project at Mundra (Gujarat) based on super-critical technology. On 1stJune, 2020, Tata Power has formally commenced its Joint Venture with Govt of Odisha for distribution and retail supply of electricity in Odisha’s five circles consisting of Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Puri, Paradeep and Dhenekal. Tata Power holds 51 percent equity with management control in TP Central Odisha Distribution Limited.
With its 105 years track record of technology leadership, project execution excellence, world-class safety processes, customer care and driving green initiatives, Tata Power is poised for multi-fold growth and committed to 'lighting up lives' for generations to come. Visit us at: www.tatapower.com.
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