MG Motor India and Tata Power are fast expanding the EV charging station network across the country. The latest addition to their list is a 60 kW superfast public charging station in Mangalore.
The initiative is a part of MG’s vision to enhance the national EV charging ecosystem with 50 kW and 60 kW DC superfast charging stations. The programme which was started in Delhi NCR has seen MG Motor India install over 15 superfast charging stations across 10 cities in India. Its charging infrastructure covers major metropolitans including Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi-NCR and tier-2 cities such as Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Agra, Coimbatore and Nagpur. The Mangalore launch is the automaker’s second launch in less than 10 days close on the heels of the Coimbatore inauguration.
The initiative is a part of MG’s recent partnership with Tata Power for the deployment of 50 kW and 60 kW DC superfast charging stations across the country. In October, the two companies set up a charging station in Nagpur, followed by Agra in November, in Lucknow on December 22 and Coimbatore on December 30.
The public EV charging station in Mangalore is available to all vehicles compatible with CCS fast-charging standard. It is in line with MG’s commitment to provide a 5-way charging ecosystem to its customers.
Speaking on the deployment, Gaurav Gupta, chief commercial officer, MG Motor India said, “As technology is playing a key role in this development, it is natural for this technological integration to also reflect in people’s lifestyle. We feel proud to contribute to this trend by deploying the city’s first superfast charging station at our dealership with Tata Power. It will bolster Mangalore’s advancement towards a tech-driven, green future.”
Rajesh Naik, chief – Tata Power New Business Services added: "We are delighted to strengthen our association with MG Motor India by deploying yet another EV charging station. As India leads its way towards the adoption of electric vehicles and promote sustainable practices, we will continue to provide our customers with the best sustainable energy solutions and look forward to quickly adding more cities to this exciting transformation."
Tata Power has deployed an extensive EV charging infrastructure with over 270 charging points across 26 different cities under the EZ Charge brand along with a digital platform to facilitate an easy and smooth customer experience. The MG-Tata Power partnership will involve core values and operating models that are in line with their existing customer-centric approach.
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