Tata Power has signed an agreement with GAIL Gas Limited to install DC fast charging points at two of its CNG stations in Bengaluru. The partnership is in line with Tata Power’s dedication to encourage and promote electric mobility across the country and GAIL Gas’ commitment to deliver ease to its customers who wish to switch to E-vehicles, Tata Power said in a press statement.
Tata Power runs a network of over 3600 charging points across 450 plus cities, covering petrol pumps, metro stations, shopping malls, theatres, and highways. The company is present across all segments of the EV eco-system: public charging, captive charging, home charging, workplace charging, and ultra-rapid chargers for buses.
In the next 5 years, Tata Power plans to install 25000 public EV charging stations across the length and breadth of the country, the statement added. Tata Power CEO & MD Praveer Sinha said, “We are happy to team up with GAIL Gas Limited since they share our commitment to sustainable mobility. EV owners in Bengaluru will benefit from the growing availability for chargers as this partnership will make charging stations more accessible to them and lessen range anxiety.”
GAIL CEO Raman Chadha said, ” We have always been promoting the futuristic fuel mission and are committed to providing convenience to the people in our authorized geographical area at their doorstep. The EV charging facility at our CNG station is yet another step in this direction.” The partnership aims to make sustainable travel choices available to all, through a seamless charging infrastructure which is at par with the conventional fuel infrastructure.
It is also in line with the Government of India’s National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP), which aims to develop electric vehicle charging infrastructure using the latest technological platform along with easy access to charging points, the statement added.