January 08, 2018

Tata Power makes Mumbai electric vehicle ready; sets up strategic additional EV charging stations

Tata Power has set up strategic EV charging stations in retail malls at Palladium and Phoenix Marketcity with EV charging stations coming up at BKC and Borivali

National: Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power company, has been a pioneer in technology adoption and innovation while also setting industry benchmarks in operational and sustainability aspects. Building on its momentum of having installed Mumbai’s first electric vehicle charging station in Vikhroli, the company has been covering strategically located areas where EV users wish to have outlets. The company has now set up additional electric vehicle charging stations at strategic locations thereby making Mumbai truly ready to usher in the electric vehicle wave. The latest electric vehicle charging stations by Tata Power have been set up at Palladium Mall, Lower Parel, and Phoenix Marketcity, Kurla and two more coming up at BKC and western express highway at Borivali.

Tata Power's charging station for electric vehicles

With the Government of India encouraging a shift to electric vehicles by 2030, Tata Power's aim is to build a seamless network of electric charging stations to make it easier for people to adopt EVs and be future ready. The setting up of smart charging infrastructure at the parking areas of malls would enable users to make the best use of their time while their car charges. As India gears up for a revolution in mobility, Tata Power is all set to offer customers e-charging with convenience.

Commenting on the same, Anil Sardana, CEO and MD, 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 electrical vehicle charging station at a popular retail mall. With these installations, Tata Power continues to pursue sustainable practices by using technology thereby providing customers access to energy-efficient options with ease. As the nation moves towards clean and affordable power for all, it is our endeavour to provide customers with the best solutions for a greener tomorrow”.

The newly installed chargers at Palladium and Phoenix Marketcity will enable electric car users to charge their cars (battery electric vehicles such as the Mahindra e2o, Nissan Leaf, etc.) at any time, safely and conveniently. The chargers can also monitor the car battery charging status and units consumed while charging a car. The company plans to set up charging stations at various locations in Mumbai and is in discussions with various stakeholders to this end.