Tata Passenger Electric Mobility, Shell partner to deploy EV charging stations across India

This collaboration between two leading companies in this space is expected to help catapult India’s EV growth to its next phase.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 11 Apr 2024 Views icon4481 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp
The MoU was signed by (L – R) Balaje Rajan, Chief Strategy Officer, Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles, and Tata Passenger Electric Mobility, and Sanjay Varkey, Director, Shell India Markets Pvt Ltd

The MoU was signed by (L – R) Balaje Rajan, Chief Strategy Officer, Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles, and Tata Passenger Electric Mobility, and Sanjay Varkey, Director, Shell India Markets Pvt Ltd

Tata Passenger Electric Mobility (TPEM), has signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding with Shell India Markets Private Limited (SIMPL) to collaborate in establishing public charging stations across India. The collaboration will leverage Shell’s widespread fuel station network and TPEM’s insights from over 1.4 lakh Tata EVs on Indian roads to set up chargers at locations frequently visited by Tata EV owners.

To improve the experience of EV owners across India, this agreement aims to explore synergies between the two companies to encourage more people to adopt electric vehicles in the country. The two companies are also exploring introducing convenient payment systems and loyalty programs, which will add significant value to TPEM’s customers.

Commenting on this partnership, Balaje Rajan, Chief Strategy Officer, Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Ltd. and Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles Ltd. said, “As a part of our endeavour towards an open collaboration to advance India’s EV ecosystem, we are excited to partner with Shell. Through this partnership, we aim to grow the existing charging infrastructure, which is crucial for mainstream adoption of EVs in the country, particularly as the customer base continues to expand. By combining TPEM’s deep understanding of EV usage with Shell’s unparalleled customer experience, this strategic alliance will certainly bring a marked change in India’s charging behaviour, in turn driving up the EV adoption in the country.”

Commenting on this partnership, Sanjay Varkey, Director, Shell India Markets Private Limited, said, “Shell is committed to define the EV charging experience by offering integrated solutions that prioritize convenience, safety, and sustainability. Our dedication to using 100% certified renewable sourcescombined with our ultra-fast and reliable chargers ensures that our customers enjoy a sustainable, hassle free and efficient charging experience. Our strategic partnership with Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Ltd aims to promote the widespread adoption of electric vehicles in the country by leveraging digital integration and customer-centric initiatives.”

Case studies from across the world show that ubiquitous and convenient charging infrastructure is a prerequisite for driving EV adoption and that growth in charging infrastructure results in exponential growth in EV adoption. This collaboration between two leading companies in this space is expected to help catapult India’s EV growth to its next phase.

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