Week 4 of March 2022 - EV Industry Updates
Tata Power and Rustomjee Group join hands to set up Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure in Mumbai
In an initiative in the electric mobility sector, Tata Power has partnered with Rustomjee Group to install EV charging stations under all residential and commercial projects going to be built or planned in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). Electric vehicle customers have access to chargers and maintenance support with a 24*7 facility. Customers avail of all the charging information and services like payments through mobile wallet, and monitoring of any charging station through the Tata Power EZ Charge mobile app. As part of the partnership, Tata Power will install a resident-only infrastructure for Rustomjee in Mumbai. Tata Power EZ company has already installed more than 100 electric vehicle charging stations in Mumbai and more than 1,300 charging stations pan India. Sandeep Bangia, head of electric vehicles at Tata power, said about the partnership that they are happy with the collaboration between TATA and Rustomjee Group. They are sure that this collaboration will pace up the speed of the EV adoption rate in Mumbai or across India. This will help to eliminate the use of petrol or traditional vehicles and make EVs the first choice for daily commute.
New Long-Range Tata Nexon EV features teased
Tata Motors is planning to release the new version of Nexon EV in the coming months. It will be the long-range version of the Nexon EV. The best thing about this electric vehicle is the large battery, which offers a longer range than the standard Nexon EV. The upcoming Tata Nexon EV will bring new comfort and convenience over the standard model, including a more ventilated seat with an air purifier. For safety, you can choose Electronic Stability Control (ESP). This new model has many new features like an auto-dimming mirror, more comfortable seats, and an air purifier along with a new variant in Royal Blue paint color which is missing in the standard Nexon EV. The biggest upgrade to the new long-range Nexon EV is its 40 kWh battery and more powerful battery pack. A significant increase in battery power of about 30% over the existing 30.2 kWh model. Tata Motors reduced the boot space of the Nexon EV to accommodate the bigger battery pack. Other than a powerful battery, it will launch with a more powerful charger of 6.6 kW AC charger. The Nexon EV currently has a 3.3 kW AC charger that charges the battery in about 10 hours but this more powerful charger speeds up the Nexon EV's large battery charging. The Nexon EV Long Range is expected to be launched in April 2022.
Statiq, a partner of HPCL will install 200 electric vehicle charging stations in UP, Bihar, and Uttarakhand
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) and Statiq, an electric vehicle (EV) charging network operator, have partnered to build more than 200 charging stations on the major roads of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar. These chargers will be a combination of 3kW or 7kW low-speed units and are compatible with all EV models. These Electric Vehicle chargers are available for motorcycles, three-wheelers, cars, and all four-wheelers and can charge in a few hours. At the same time, the company plans to contribute to the country's transition to electric vehicles. As per the co-founder of Statiq, Akshit Bansal, “The electric vehicle revolution is increasing day by day with the continued support of central and state governments. Through our continued efforts as a company, we provide a safe and stable environment for our children and future kids." Statiq uses the network of several HPCL service stations in Uttarakhand, Bihar, and Uttar Pradesh to expand its presence in different parts of the country and its presence in the electric vehicle network. The company is committed to providing a complete ecosystem for electric vehicle chargers so that owners can experience the seamless charging experience of electric vehicles whether driving around town or on long weekends outside their cities. Statiq already installed more than 600 stations in Karnataka including Mangalore, Himachal Pradesh, and several parts of Rajasthan. Statiq expects to install around 10,000 charging stations nationwide by the end of this year. Stations will be located on busy routes so that it can serve a large number of people.