Tata Power partners MG Motor India to deploy fast chargers at select MG dealerships

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 08 Jun 2020

Tata Power, one of India’s largest integrated power utility, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with MG Motor. As part of the association, Tata Power will deploy 50KW DC superfast chargers at select MG dealership locations and offer end-to-end EV charging solutions to MG dealerships spread across India.

This comes in addition to the company’s announcement last month, where Tata Power had announced its intent to deploy 700 EZ charge EV charging station by 2021.

Praveer Sinha, CEO and MD, Tata Power said, “We are delighted to associate with MG Motor India as an end-to-end EV charging partner as also work on second life of battery usage in future. As India’s leading integrated player in the EV charging space, we aim to provide customers a seamless charging experience. We are confident that this partnership with MG Motor will further boost our country’s ability to adopt the range of electric vehicles that MG Motor has to offer.”

Through this association, MG Motor India says it aims to lay a specific focus on the key target cities they will be foraying into as a part of their future EV expansion plans. These superfast 50KW DC chargers will be accessible by both MG ZS EV customers as well as other EV owners whose automobiles are compatible with the CCS/CHAdeMO charging standards.

Rajeev Chaba, president and MD, MG Motor India said, “Further strengthening our commitment to India, we aim to provide our customers with a robust charging ecosystem to promote the adoption of cleaner and greener mobility solutions. With a partner like Tata Power, a renowned major in the field of power and renewable energy, we are confident that we will create a distinct synergy together.”

At present, MG Motor India has a total of 10 SuperFast 50 kW charging stations across its dealerships in five cities - New Delhi- NCR, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Hyderabad – and is  expanding them to more cities. Tata Power, on the other hand, has established an elaborate EV charging ecosystem with over 180 charging points in 19 different cities under EZ Charge brand along with digital platform to facilitate easy and smooth customer experience. The MG-Tata Power partnership will involve core values and operating model in line with their existing customer-centric approach including exploring the possibility of second life management of EV batteries.

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