Tata partners for 10K EV charging stations by FY25

Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Ltd. (TPEM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with charge point operators (CPOs), Chargezone, Glida, Statiq, and Zeon, to further develop India’s charging infrastructure. This MoU crucially builds on the significant existing presence of each operator in the charging ecosystem. TPEM’s unique telematics insights are based on more than 1.15 lakh Tata EVs on Indian roads. TPEM will actively assist the four CPOs in installing chargers at locations most frequented by its EV owners. It will also share insights on how the chargers are being used to help understand and enhance customer experience.

Chargezone, Glida (formerly known as Fortum Charge & Drive India), Statiq, and Zeon are leading CPOs in the country. They have a combined network of nearly 2,000 charging points across key cities. The operators have built a robust charging ecosystem. This ecosystem forms the backbone upon which India’s transition to sustainable mobility is already happening. Through this collaboration, the CPOs intend to roll out over 10,000 additional charging points within the next 12-15 months.

Through this MoU, TPEM will also work with Chargezone, Glida, Statiq, and Zeon to explore the possibility of rolling out a smart payment gateway. This will be achieved through co-branded RFID cards, respectively, facilitating ease of payment for Tata EV users. Furthermore, customers can avail benefits of loyalty programs from these respective CPOs. They can also access a dedicated customer care number for any assistance.

Speaking at the MoU signing, Mr. Balaje Rajan, Chief Strategy Officer, Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles Ltd., and Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Ltd., said, “EV adoption is a national imperative to address urban pollution,  and convenient charging infrastructure is a  key enabler for driving faster EV adoption. The need of the hour for accelerating a nationwide charging ecosystem is open collaboration. We are delighted to announce our strategic collaboration with Chargezone, Glida, Statiq, and Zeon to accelerate India’s journey towards e-mobility. The need of the hour for accelerating a nationwide charging ecosystem is open collaboration. We announce our strategic collaboration with Chargezone, Glida, Statiq, and Zeon to accelerate India’s journey towards e-mobility.”

Global case studies consistently demonstrate how widespread and easily accessible charging infrastructure is a crucial element of the EV ecosystem. The expansion of charging infrastructure significantly increases the adoption of EVs. This innovative open collaboration between major CPOs and TPEM is anticipated to expedite the development of charging infrastructure in the nation. It is expected to play a pivotal role in making EV adoption more widespread.

Since inception, TPEM has been maintaining a close collaboration with Tata Power to develop charging infrastructure. This collaboration has resulted in over 4,900 public chargers across the country. Furthermore, the two companies launched the EZ Charge Card. It is an RFID card that allows customers to initiate charging with a tap. In addition to this, an open collaboration with BPCL aims to set up 7,000 chargers over the next year.

Note to Editors: Quotes from CPOs

Commenting on the MoU, Kartikey Hariyani, Founder and CEO, CHARGE ZONE, said, “The industry is witnessing a high-growth phase of electric mobility. We have been working with automotive OEMs for strategic partnerships and a collaborative approach towards building reliable high-speed charging infrastructure. Our collaboration with Tata Motors now signals the intent to provide a seamless experience to the EV users of various ranges of electric cars including Nexon.ev, Tigor EV, Tiago.ev and the upcoming models from its stable.”

Commenting on the MoU, Awadhesh Kumar Jha, Executive Director, GLIDA, said, “Glida and TPEM collaboration comes at an opportune moment, enabling an accelerated EV adoption in India. The partnership opens up opportunities for further enhancing charging infrastructure at favourable customer touch points. It increases reach on highways and city centers, facilitating convenient discovery and status of charging infrastructure on the EV dashboard. This puts ‘customer experience’ at the core of this partnership. We are hopeful that both Glida and TPEM would strive harder together to meet EV users’ requirements. Additionally, we anticipate their commitment to providing charging and associated service delivery of the highest standards.

Commenting on the MoU, Raghav Arora, Co-Founder & CTO, Statiq, said, “At Statiq, we share common values with TPEM – a dedication to quality, sustainability, and customer satisfaction. This partnership represents more than just a business tie-up. It’s a testament to our shared vision for the future of mobility. Together, we aim to redefine the EV landscape, introducing cutting-edge technologies and pioneering solutions that will shape the industry for years to come.”

Commenting on the MoU, Karthikeyan KP, MD & CEO, Zeon Charging, said, “At Zeon Charging we believe that it is not just enough have chargers, but it is more important to have charging stations that customers can rely upon. Today we are very excited to announce our partnership with TPEM. TPEM has led the nation’s charge in EVs, and in-essence has made our existence relevant. Our collaboration would help us build a charging ecosystem that is convenient, comprehensive, and relevant EV owners. And most importantly our association would help build a network that EV owners can count on.

There are extensive insights that TPEM as a leading EV OEM can bring to this partnership to help Zeon build a robust EV charging ecosystem. As a leading charge point operator our insights and data on charging behaviors and patterns wound prove invaluable to help TPEM enhance their products and customer experience.  Together we are Energizing India’s Transition to Sustainable Mobility.”

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