Tata Group companies are plugging into emobility in a big way. A few days after Tata Power announced plans to have a network of over 700 EV charging stations by FY2021, Tata AutoComp Systems has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with US-based DC charging infrastructure company, Tellus Power Green to supply AC and DC fast chargers.
These chargers can be used for the entire range of electric vehicles – two-wheelers, three-wheelers, passenger vehicles and commercial vehicles in India.
Tellus Power is an EV infrastructure manufacturing company with a range of products and services. The company says it has developed deep expertise in the EV infrastructure market, backed by industry proven best practices in electronics manufacturing. Apart from US, Tellus has global sales, manufacturing, and service centres in India, China, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Middle East and says it has delivered several thousand AC and DC fast charging stations worldwide.
Tellus says over 200 DC fast chargers manufactured by the company and ranging from 60kw to 300kw have been deployed across India for charging electric buses.
Commenting on the partnership, Arvind Goel, MD, Tata Autocomp Systems said: “As part of Tata Group initiative, Tata AutoComp has been planning a significant play in providing systems and components for electric vehicles, as well as provide enabling systems for establishing charging infrastructure. Tata AutoComp has already established joint ventures for providing electric driveline as well as battery packs for passenger cars, commercial vehicles as well as fast developing two- and three-wheelers in India. Tata AutoComp and Tellus will now provide various sizes of AC chargers from 3 kW to 11kW for home and residential complexes as well as DC fast chargers from 20kW to 300kW to meet the needs to charge various types of vehicles in public places such as office and commercial parking lots, convenience public charging stations within cities as well as highways, dedicated depots for commercial vehicles to name a few.”
Randhir Reddy, Global CEO, Tellus Power Green said: "This partnership with a company like Tata AutoComp Systems will further strengthen Tellus’ existing presence in India. As a team, we are hoping for significant contribution to the FAME II initiative by the government of India. Tellus Power Green has been part of many clean energy initiatives globally is a leader in electric mobility markets. Thanks to this alliance we can achieve the promotion of electric mobility in an efficient way and benefit more countries internationally."
Tata AutoComp’s product portfolio now includes motors, controllers, integrated drivetrain (Integrated Motor, Inverter and Reducer), battery pack, BMS, battery thermal management system, battery cooling plates, inverter cooling modules, chillers, e- compressors, radiators as well as EV chargers.
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