India: Energy giants collaborate on EV infrastructure


In India, Tata Power has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited for the installation of EV chargers.

The two will collaborate in planning, development and operation of charging infrastructure for electric cars, rickshaws, bikes and buses.

The commercial-scale charging stations will be installed at HPCL retail outlets across India.

Tata Power and HPCL will explore areas of opportunities and collaboration in related fields like renewable energy.

Mr. Praveer Sinha, CEO at Tata Power, said“It is a significant move towards expanding our services to our customers beyond conventional boundaries.  By servicing electric vehicles through the proposed charging stations across India, Tata Power will be playing a crucial role in enabling a stronger penetration of EVs in the country, thus fulfilling our commitment to power India’s future in an environmentally sustainable way.”

Utility role

In July, Tata Power was selected by IT firm Cognizant to install three fast-charging EV stations at the company’s Hyderabad campus.

The utility partnered with its sister division Tata Motors to deliver the solution as part of Cognizant’s ‘Go Green programme’ for its employees.

Tata Motors provided the IT firm with 10 Tigor EVs.

Tata Power and Tata Motors also signed a MoU with the Government of Maharashtra to support the Maharashtra EV Policy (2018) in accelerating the adoption of EVs in the state.

The developments followed Tata Power launching Mumbai’s first nine EV chargers.

The EV charging infrastructure projects are in line with the Government of India’s vision to achieve 100% e-mobility by 2030.