MG Motor India, Tata Power install first 50kW DC fast charging station in Nagpur

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 28 Oct 2020


MG Motor India and Tata Power have inaugurated the first superfast charging EV station in Nagpur, Maharashtra. The move is part of the partnership to further strengthen the electric vehicle ecosystem in the country, which will see the deployment of 50kW DC superfast charging stations across the country.

The new public EV charging station can be accessed by all vehicles compatible with CCS/ CHAdeMO fast-charging standards and is in line with the carmaker's commitment to provide a 5-way charging ecosystem. Using the fast charger, the MG ZS EV can be charged up to 80% in 50 minutes at the facility.

MG Motor India says the other charging options with the ZS electric SUV include - free-of-cost AC fast-charger installation at the customer’s home/office, extended charging network, a cable to charge anywhere and charge-on-the-go with RSA (Roadside Assistance).

Gaurav Gupta, chief commercial officer, MG Motor India said, “Further strengthening the EV charging ecosystem in Nagpur, the partnership aims to provide customers with a robust charging ecosystem to promote the adoption of cleaner and greener mobility solutions. We feel confident that it will pave the way for superior EV adoption in the region. With Tata Power as partner, a renowned major in the field of renewable energy, we are confident that we will create a distinct synergy together.”

Rajesh Naik, chief - New Business Services, Tata Power said, “Now, more than ever, businesses have to work with a purpose – one of which is to ensure we take responsibility for protecting our environment. At Tata Power, we are heavily committed to sustainable energy solutions. Our collaboration with MG Motor demonstrates our commitment to add impetus to the EV migration in India. Nagpur’s first-ever superfast charging EV station is just the beginning and we look forward to quickly adding more cities to this exciting transformation.”

At present, MG Motor India has a total of 10 Superfast 50kW charging stations across its dealerships in five cities - New Delhi- NCR, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, and Hyderabad with similar expansions to more cities.

Tata Power, on the other hand, has established an elaborate EV Charging ecosystem with over 200 charging points in 24 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 aims to involve core values and operating models that are in line with their existing customer-centric approach.

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