MUMBAI, 25 August 2023: Tata Power EV Charging Solutions Ltd (TPEVCSL) and Zoomcar have recently announced a strategic partnership aimed at accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in India. This collaboration centers around the promotion of Tata Power’s EZ Charge points through the Zoomcar platform. The primary goal is to provide robust support to existing and prospective EV owners, as well as to enhance the experience for Zoomcar’s current customer base.
Seamless Charging Experience Nationwide
Tata Power, a leading name in EV charging infrastructure, operates a wide network of EV charging points across the nation. The collaboration with Zoomcar seeks to offer a “seamless” and user-friendly EV charging experience at these stations, contributing to the growth of the EV ecosystem in India.
Expansive Charging Network
Tata Power’s EV charging network boasts an impressive infrastructure. With more than 50,000 home chargers, 4370 public and semi-public charging points, and 250 bus-charging points spread across 350 cities, including major highways, Tata Power is already a key player in the EV charging landscape. Looking ahead, the company aims to establish a staggering 25,000 charging points throughout India by 2028.
Streamlined Charging Initiation
In a move to simplify the EV charging process, Tata Power introduced an RFID card system. This system allows EV users to initiate charging by simply tapping their RFID cards on the EZ charger at any location across the country. This innovative approach adds convenience and accessibility to the EV charging experience.
Benefits for EV Enthusiasts
The collaboration’s core focus is on supporting both existing and potential EV owners. By leveraging the extensive network of Tata Power’s EZ Charge points, users gain easy access to streamlined EV charging procedures. This not only addresses the challenges often associated with charging infrastructure but also encourages more EV owners to list their vehicles on the Zoomcar platform. Additionally, potential customers are more likely to opt for EVs due to the enhanced charging infrastructure, contributing to the overall growth of the EV market.
Zoomcar’s EV-Centric Vision
Zoomcar, a prominent car-sharing marketplace with a fleet of over 20,000 vehicles, is well-aligned with the EV ecosystem. The company has set an ambitious target of incorporating electric vehicles for 50% of its platform by 2025. This partnership amplifies Zoomcar’s commitment to providing a platform that caters perfectly to electric vehicles. The collaboration aims to create an all-encompassing ecosystem that caters to the evolving needs of EV enthusiasts.
A Vision for an Advanced EV Ecosystem
Praveer Sinha, CEO and Managing Director of Tata Power, highlighted the company’s dedication to advancing the EV ecosystem in India. As the nation’s leading EV charging infrastructure provider, Tata Power is committed to continuous collaboration with industry partners such as Zoomcar. The goal is to jointly develop a technologically advanced and robust EV ecosystem that supports the growing adoption of electric vehicles across the country.
The partnership between Tata Power and Zoomcar holds significant promise for propelling the adoption of electric vehicles in India. By leveraging Tata Power’s expansive charging network and Zoomcar’s platform, the collaboration aims to enhance the accessibility and convenience of EV charging while fostering the growth of a comprehensive EV ecosystem that caters to the evolving preferences of electric vehicle enthusiasts.