MG Motor and Tata Power deploy the first 50 kW Superfast EV charging station at Calicut
The 50 kW public charging station will enable cars such as ZS EV to attain 80% charge in 50 minutes
Calicut, February 10, 2021: Rapidly advancing the EV infrastructure in India, MG Motor and Tata Power have deployed the 50 kW Superfast public EV charging station in Calicut, popularly known as The City of Spices. The inauguration ceremony was held at MG Dealership on the 10th of February and was inaugurated by Mr. A. K. Saseendran, Hon’ble Minister of Transport, the Govt. of Kerala.
The deployment is in line with MG’s vision to enhance the national EV charging ecosystem with 50 kW and 60 kW DC superfast charging stations. MG has so far installed 22 superfast charging stations across 17 cities in India, which is the highest by any Auto OEM. The automaker’s charging infrastructure spans across major metropolitans including Delhi-NCR and Bangalore along with tier-2 cities such as Ahmedabad and Nagpur. The Calicut launch is the automaker’s fourth launch in 2021 close on the heels of Cochin, Coimbatore, and Mangalore.
All vehicles compatible with the CCS fast-charging standard can use the latest EV charging station in Calicut. MG extends a 5-way charging ecosystem to its customers, which includes a 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). MG ZS EV – India’s First Pure Electric Internet SUV – can be charged from 0 to 80% in 50 minutes at the superfast charging station.
Speaking on the deployment, Gaurav Gupta, Chief Commercial Officer, MG Motor India said, “At MG, we are building a CASE (Connected, Autonomous, Shared and Electric) ecosystem, aimed at meeting the future requirements of the country. Calicut has been a global trading point since classical antiquity and continues to be so even today. With the launch of its first superfast EV charging station, we are perhaps observing the perfect confluence of the old and the new. We are confident that it will go a long way in the sustainable, tech-driven future of the city.”
"We are thrilled to continue our strengthened association with MG Motor India by deploying the Calicut charging station. We will continue to provide a seamless charging experience to our customers and build a decent ecosystem for our potential EV customers in the future thereby promoting the adoption of such green mobility solutions," said Mr Rajesh Naik, Chief - Tata Power New Business Services.
The carmaker has also introduced the ‘EcoTree Challenge’, wherein ZS EV owners can participate in the ecological initiative and track their CO2 savings and national ranking in real-time.
Tata Power has deployed an extensive EV charging infrastructure with over 300 charging points across 45 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.
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 2.6GW of renewable energy assets in solar and wind accounting for 30% of the company's portfolio, Tata Power is 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 boasts of an elaborate EV charging ecosystem with over 300 charging points across 40 different cities under the EZ Charge brand and recently reached commissioned the 100th Solar Microgrid project. 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. It recently entered into a public-private partnership for Central, Western and Southern part of Odisha namely, “Tata Power Central Odisha Distribution Company Limited (TPCODL), TP Western Odisha Distribution Limited (TPWODL) and TP Southern Odisha Distribution Limited (TPSODL)” respectively. Tata Power is serving more than 9.5 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.
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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