Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power company, has installed the first-ever fast DC electric vehicle (EV) charger at at Kevadia in Gujarat. Kevadia is home to the world’s tallest statue – the Statue of Unity – of India’s first deputy prime minister and home minister Bharat Ratna Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
Tata Power expects its EZ Charge charging station at Kevadia, near the railway station, to become an important pit-stop for EV users. EV users can access this charger through the Tata Power EZ Charge application, which offers a seamless user interface, making it convenient for all EV owners to locate, navigate, book, charge, pay and check the availability of the nearest e-charging stations in real time.
As per the announcement made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on World Environment Day, Kevadia will become the country’s first electric vehicle city with only electric buses, cars and two-wheelers plying on roads. Tata Power’s move to set up the charging station is in line with the eco-friendly strategy.
“Visitors coming to the Statue of Unity can now travel in their EVs without the anxiety of charging their vehicles. We are delighted that Kevadia is now EV-ready with a DC fast charger. Tourists coming from Surat, Vadodara, Ahmedabad and other cities can now make the journey in their electric cars without worry. We are committed to install EV charging points at important highway locations and similar tourist destinations,”said Sandeep Bangia, Head – EV Charging, Home Automation & ESCO, Tata Power.
Tata Power currently has an expansive network of over 4,000 home chargers and over 500 public chargers in 102 cities across India. The company is present across all segments of the EV eco-system – public charging, captive charging, home, workplace charging and ultra-rapid chargers up to 240kW for buses.
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