Tata Power and Tata Motors are partnering to install 300 fast charging stations by the end of 2020 in Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Bangalore and Hyderabad.

Both companies have inaugurated their first seven charging stations in Pune, while during the next two months, 45 more chargers will be installed across the other four cities.

The chargers will be installed at Tata Motors dealerships, certain Tata Group retail outlets and other public locations.

The chargers will be operated by Tata Power and will adhere to Bharat Standard (15 kW) for the initial 50 chargers. In future there will also be charging stations, which will adhere to 30-50 kW DC CCS2 Standard.

These chargers can be accessed by any electric vehicle user, having cars compatible to those charging standards.

“We are committed to making India EV ready in line with the government’s ambition of providing green technology solutions and Tata Group’s vision of reducing India’s carbon footprint,” said Tata Power MD & CEO, Praveer Sinha.

“Our aim is to make EV Charging as fast and easy as possible for all Indians and we are very pleased to partner with Tata Motors, with whom we jointly identified high priority locations which could be preferred by potential EV owners.”

Tata Power’s current EV infrastructure presence in Mumbai is 42 charging points and its mobility infrastructure footprint is in multiple cities including Hyderabad, Bangalore and Delhi with a total of 85 charging points set up across various usage scenarios.

The company has signed MoUs for setting up commercial scale EV charging stations at HPCL, IOCL, and IGL retail outlets.

The company also partnered with Tata Motors earlier to support the Maharashtra government’s vision of promoting e-mobility in the State by setting up public EV charging stations.