Tata Autocomp delivers 64 200kW DC fast chargers for e-buses in Mumbai, Ahmedabad

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 22 Jul 2021


Tata AutoComp in partnership with Tellus Power Green, a USA-based DC charging infrastructure company, has executed a supply order for 64 200kW DC fast chargers to Tata Power. They will be used at charging stations being set up to charge electric buses supplied by Tata Motors to BEST for operation in Mumbai as well as GSRTC in Ahmedabad.

Fifty of these 200kW fast chargers have already been commissioned and are in operation; installation of the remaining 14 is in progress. The Tata AutoComp-Tellus combine is providing complete installation and commissioning support along with ongoing AMC (Annual Maintenance Contract) with onsite support to achieve high uptime.

According to Arvind Goel, MD and CEO, Tata AutoComp, “Tata AutoComp, as part of TATA Group Vision, is going all out to support the introduction of all categories of EVs ranging from two- and three-wheelers, passenger cars as well as commercial vehicles.  Tata AutoComp has already collaborated with leading global companies to supply battery packs and drive lines to various OEMs and start-ups for their vehicles which already introduced or are under development. Various business units of Tata AutoComp are providing innovative solutions for EVs such as: battery pack and BMS, motor controller and integrated drivetrain, battery thermal management systems, electric AC compressors, cooling modules, bus HVAC systems as well as well as many other innovative components used in EVs. The Plastic and Composite divisions of Tata AutoComp have developed many innovative parts which go into production of these EV systems for lightweighting and metal substitution. All the products are meeting the localisation requirement as required as under FAME II.”

In June 2020, Tata AutoComp Systems signed an MoU with Tellus Power Green to supply AC and DC fast chargers. Since then, apart from the 200 kW DC fast chargers for e-buses, the company has supplied 30 kW and 50 kW DC fast chargers as well as 7.5 kW AC chargers to various customers. The two companies have now extended their partnership for another three years.  Tata AutoComp says it will work aggressively towards localisation of these chargers along with Tellus for which the work has already started.

"At Tellus we are very pleased with our association with Tata AutoComp for supporting the Tata Group and India’s vision of EV adoption. Tellus Power Greenis an internationallyrecognizedbrand throughout many countries known for ourhigh-quality chargers that are certified to global standards.  We have a proven record of consistent best-in-class products in many countries across Europe, United States of America, Latin America and the Far East. Tellus charges have dependably performed in demanding Indian conditions with satisfactory operations in various cities for the last three years.  Our outstanding support team services and fully maintains the stations locally. As a team, we are committed to contribute to the upcoming demands for the installation of EV charging infrastructure in various capacities that range from 3.3kW and 7.5KW AC home chargers to DC fast chargers from 30 kW to 350kW.  Our chargers are made to last using the latest technology with maximised local sourcing and manufacturing,” said Randhir Reddy, Global CEO, Tellus Power Green. 

Dr. A K Jindal, Advisor – Evs, Tata AutoComp, added: “As per our study, availability of fast chargers of 30 kW/ 50 kW capacity in offices, malls, hotels on highways or places frequently visited by vehicle owners is most critical to accelerate adoption of EVs in the country.To address this need, we are also supplying DC fast chargers to various charge point operators in cities like Jaipur, Kolkata and many public spaces like IOCL petrol pumps across Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. All the chargers are designed for charging as per global charging standard such as CCS2, GB/T and CHAdeMO and will conform to new standards being brought out by BIS. The chargers are OCPP-enabled and equipped with RFID and other payment gateway which is provided and operated by charge point operators.”