Hyundai Motor India and Tata Power’s strategic partnership should promote sales of electric vehicles.
Hyundai Motor India and Tata Power have signed an MoU to improve the EV charging infrastructure in India and help encourage more people to buy EVs. The partnership will result in the installation of 60kW DC fast chargers at 34 of Hyundai’s EV dealerships, across 29 cities in India.
Currently, Hyundai’s dealerships have 7.2kW AC chargers. The installation of 60kW fast chargers will significantly reduce the charge time for EVs. For reference, the new Tata Nexon EV max takes just 56 minutes to go from 0 to 80% with a less powerful 50kW charger. On the other hand, it takes 5 to 6 hours for a full charge using a 7.2kW fast charger.
The 60kW chargers will be open for public use and will be accessible via the Tata Power EZ Charge app. They will be maintained by Tata Power, while Hyundai will provide the installation space at its dealerships and necessary administrative approvals.
Hyundai has also stated that Tata Power will provide end to end solutions for home charging for customers, which could mean that Tata Power will provide its AC chargers with the purchase of a Hyundai EV, although it is yet to be confirmed.
While Hyundai was one of the first companies to bring a proper modern BEV to India, Tata Power has been at the forefront of EV charging infrastructure in the country, and the two joining hands can only spell good things for electric mobility in the country.