TATA Power Updates: Hyundai India has announced a collaboration with Tata Power to expand its electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure and provide complete home charging solutions to its EV customers.
Hyundai’s existing network of 34 EV shops in 29 Indian cities currently has 7.2kWh AC chargers, therefore the carmaker aims to build 60kWh DC fast chargers across its existing EV stores to shorten charging time and serve more consumers.
Notably, Tata Power will operate all of these charging stations, which will be accessible to all EV users via Hyundai and Tata Power’s proprietary charging apps. Through this partnership, Hyundai will provide home charging solutions to all of its electric vehicle customers.
WILL HYUNDAI RELEASE ADDITIONAL EV’S?
Hyundai now only sells the Kona Electric in India, which was introduced in 2019, but the company has stated that the all-electric Ioniq 5 would be available in the second half of 2022 as part of its Beyond Mobility strategy.
It will also introduce the Kona electric makeover this year, and it is working on a mass-market electric vehicle that will debut in 2024.
POWER PARTNERSHIPS WITH TATA.
Tata Power has cooperated with automkers such as MG Motors India and Jaguar Land Rover to improve charging infrastructure across India during the last two years. It also partnered with HPCL and TVS Motor Company in 2021 to develop 1,000 public electric vehicle charging stations across the country.
Customers may navigate, locate, make payments, check live status updates, and pre-book charging station slots using the company’s smartphone app, which allows them to do so. Hyundai Motor has announced a strategic cooperation with Tata to expand the network of electric car charging stations and accelerate EV adoption in India.
According to the official release, 60 kW DC charging stations will be placed at 34 Hyundai EV shops in 29 locations. The goal is to service all types of electric vehicles using the Hyundai and Tata Power EZ Charge Mobile App, which should allow EV drivers to navigate, identify, pay for charging stations, check live status, and pre-book charging times.
This translates to an easy vehicle charging experience. “Such strategic alliances are crucial in driving the adoption of Electric Vehicles by customers to reach the national objective of carbon neutrality,” stated Unsoo Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Limited.
“This agreement will power up the nations’ electric mobility mission by supplying end-to-end EV charging infrastructure at Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) dealerships, as well as supply, installation, and commissioning of home charging for HMIL EV consumers,” Kim added.