MG Motor, Tata Power inaugurate the First 60 kW Superfast EV Charging Station in the capital city of Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow’s first ever 60 kW Public charging station will enable cars such as ZS EV to attain 80% charge in 50 minutes
Lucknow, December21, 2020: MG Motor and Tata Power today inaugurated the first 60 kW superfast EV charging station in the capital city of Uttar Pradesh. The inauguration is the second in quick succession by the two companies in the state of U.P. Agra’s first 60 kW Superfast EV Charging station was inaugurated last month. The initiative is a part of MG’s recent partnership with Tata Power for the deployment of 60 KW DC Superfast Charging Stations across the country.
The latest public EV charging station is available to all vehicles compatible with CCS/CHAdeMO fast-charging standards and is in line with MG’s commitment to provide a 5-way charging ecosystem to its customers. MG ZS EV – India’s first pure electric internet SUV – can be charged up to 80% in 50 minutes at the facility. Other charging options with the ZS EV include free-of-cost AC fast-charger (installed at the customer’s home/office), extended charging network, a plug-and-charge cable onboard, and charge-on-the-go with RSA (Roadside Assistance).
Speaking on the inauguration, Gaurav Gupta, Chief Commercial Officer, MG Motor India, said, “We would like to congratulate U.P. and its citizens for their second Superfast EV Charging station. Our partnership with Tata Power aims to provide customers with a robust charging ecosystem. We feel confident that the charging station’s deployment will pave the way for superior EV traction in the region, thereby catalyzing the adoption of cleaner and greener mobility solutions. With Tata Power as our partner, a renowned major in the field of renewable energy, we are confident that together we will create a distinct synergy.”
Commenting on the inauguration, Mr. Rajesh Naik, Chief - New Business Services, Tata Power said, “We are proud and happy to present Lucknow with its first EV Charging Station in association with MG Motor India. Our endeavor is to build a decent ecosystem for our potential EV customers in the future. As India moves towards the adoption of sustainable practices, we will continue to provide customers with the best sustainable energy solutions and look forward to quickly add more cities to this exciting transformation.”
Tata Power has established an elaborate EV Charging ecosystem with 200+ Charging points in 24 different cities under the EZ Charge brand along with a digital platform to facilitate an easy & smooth customer experience. The MG-Tata Power partnership will involve core values and operating models that are in line with their existing customer-centric approach.
MG recently launched the ZS EV at an attractive price of INR 20.88 lakhs (ex-showroom, Lucknow) in Lucknow. In less than a year of its launch, MG has rolled-out more than 1,000 ZS EVs from its Halol manufacturing unit in Gujarat. The ZS EV comes with the “eShield” for private registered cars, having free-of-charge 5-year manufacturer warranty for unlimited kilometers on the car, 8 yrs/150k km warranty on battery, and round-the-clock roadside assistance (RSA) for a period of 5 years. Apart from eShield, the company has also entered into a strategic alliance with CarDekho.com which will extend a pioneering 3-50 plan. CarDekho.com shall provide guaranteed buyback to ZS EV customers at a residual value of 50% upon completion of three years of ownership.
About MG Motor India
Founded in the UK in 1924, Morris Garages vehicles were world-famous for their sports cars, roadsters, and cabriolet series. MG vehicles were much sought after by many celebrities, including the British Prime Ministers and even the British Royal Family, for their styling, elegance, and spirited performance. The MG Car Club, set up in 1930 at Abingdon in the UK, has thousands of loyal fans, making it one of the world’s largest clubs for a car brand. MG has evolved into a modern, futuristic, and innovative brand over the last 96 years. Its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Halol, Gujarat, has an annual production capacity of 80,000 vehicles and employs nearly 2,500 work force. Driven by its vision of CASE (Connected, Autonomous, Shared, and Electric) mobility, the cutting-edge automaker has augmented the across-the-board ‘experiences’ within the automobile segment today. It has introduced several ‘firsts’ in India including India’s first Internet SUV – MG Hector, India’s first Pure Electric Internet SUV – MG ZS EV, and India’s first Autonomous (Level 1) Premium SUV – MG Gloster.
About Tata Power
Tata Power is India’s largest integrated power company and, together with its subsidiaries & jointly controlled entities, has an installed/ managed capacity of 12,772 MW. A pioneer in the field, it has a presence across the entire power value chain - generation of renewable as well as conventional power including hydro and thermal energy, transmission & distribution, trading and coal & freight logistics. With nearly 2.7 GW of renewable energy assets in solar and wind and another 1.2 GW of hydro and waste heat based assets, Tata Power has 3.9 GW of clean energy generation. This accounts for 31% of the company's portfolio making Tata Power a leader in clean energy generation. In line with the company's view on sustainable and clean energy development, Tata Power is steering the transformation of utilities to integrated solutions by looking at new business growth in EV charging & storage, distributed generation & rooftops, micro grids and home automation & smart meters. It has successful public-private partnerships in generation, transmission & distribution in India, namely ‘Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd.’ with Delhi Vidyut Board for distribution in North Delhi; 'Tata Power Ajmer Distribution Ltd.' with Ajmer Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd. for distribution in Ajmer; 'Powerlinks Transmission Ltd.' with Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. for evacuation of Power from Tala hydro plant in Bhutan to Delhi; 'Maithon Power Ltd.' with Damodar Valley Corporation for a 1050 MW Mega Power Project at Jharkhand. Tata Power is serving more than 5 million distribution consumers in India and has developed the country’s first 4000 MW Ultra Mega Power Project at Mundra (Gujarat) based on super-critical technology. On 1stJune, 2020, Tata Power has formally commenced its Joint Venture with Govt of Odisha for distribution and retail supply of electricity in Odisha’s five circles consisting of Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Puri, Paradeep and Dhenekal. Tata Power holds 51 percent equity with management control in TP Central Odisha Distribution Limited.
With its 105 years track record of technology leadership, project execution excellence, world-class safety processes, customer care and driving green initiatives, Tata Power is poised for multi-fold growth and committed to 'lighting up lives' for generations to come. Visit us at: www.tatapower.com.
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