Tata Motors and HPCL to Install 5,000 Charging Stations by 2024-end

Tata Motors and HPCL to Install 5,000 Charging Stations by 2024-end
Tata Passenger Electric Mobility (TPEM) has announced a collaboration with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) to establish 5,000 public charging stations nationwide by the end of the year. Leveraging HPCL's extensive fuel station network and insights garnered from over 1.2 lakh Tata Electric Vehicles (EVs) operating in India, TPEM aims to strategically position chargers at locations frequented by Tata EV owners.
The partnership, solidified through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), seeks to enhance the charging infrastructure landscape in India. Additionally, both entities are exploring the implementation of a seamless payment system via a co-branded Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) card, aimed at simplifying the charging experience for consumers.
HPCL, boasting a network of over 21,500 fuel stations across the nation, has set an ambitious target of installing 5,000 electric vehicle charging stations by December 2024. This endeavor aligns with the government's broader vision of transitioning towards electric mobility and reducing reliance on conventional fossil fuels.
Balaje Rajan, Chief Strategy Officer of TPEM, emphasized the significance of this strategic partnership in advancing India's EV ecosystem. He highlighted the critical role of charging infrastructure growth in accommodating the expanding EV customer base.
Debashis Chakraverty, Chief General Manager (Retail Strategy & BD) at HPCL, expressed the PSU's commitment to leveraging Tata Motors' extensive vehicle base to facilitate strategic expansion in EV charging infrastructure. This collaboration underscores a shared vision to propel the adoption of electric vehicles and foster sustainable transportation solutions across the country.