India’s leading and also the largest integrated power companies and a leading EV charging infrastructure provider has entered into a strategic partnership with Hyundai Motor India. The new partnership with the Korean automaker aims to assist to accelerate the adoption of EV’s across India.
Hyundai Motor India is expected to be the key contributor to expansion of quality charging infrastructure. Both the companies have signed an MOU in this regard in presence of Dr. Praveer Sinha, CEO & MD, Tata Power and Mr. Unsoo Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Limited at HMIL's Headquarters in Gurugram, Haryana.
Under the partnership, Tata Power will be responsible for installing its power EZ fast chargers of 60KW DC chargers at HMIL’s existing 34 dealers across 29 cities. Tata power will also be responsible for supplying, installing and commissioning of home chargers for Hyundai’s EV customers.
Both companies will also be known as key contributors to the expansion of charging infrastructure. Hyundai says “Currently all its 34 dealerships are equipped with 72 kW AC chargers and it does aim to expand the fast charging infrastructure across its pan India dealerships. The new partnership is expected to have tremendous benefit to customers as the new chargers will require much lesser charging time, thus enhancing customer convenience.
The collaboration between both the companies, Hyundai is expected to open up its charging stations to other customers who have other branded EV vehicles with them. End to end charging solutions at the home of the Korean automaker’s EV owners will be offered by Tata Power for their convenience resulting in hassle free EV ownership additionally.
Commenting on the strategic partnership, Dr. Praveer Sinha, CEO & MD, Tata Power said “Our collaboration with Hyundai Motor India aligns with the Government of India's National Electric Mobility Mission Plan and demonstrates our commitment to leading India's clean energy and net-zero goals. Tata Power's expertise in EV charging space coupled with comprehensive charging solutions and countrywide ownership of Hyundai vehicles, will help in the development of sustainable mobility infrastructure, boosting faster EV adoption."
HMIL dealerships will facilitate with space and necessarily administrative approvals, while Tata power will invest and operate the charging stations. A mobile app will be available throughout the country for easy accessibility of charging stations through HMIL and Tata Power EZ charge.