Tata Power opened up two more new Electric vehicle charging stations at two shopping malls in the metro city of Mumbai. The first EV charging station by the company was installed in Vikhroli last year. With the country planning to have an all-electric car fleet by 2030, these additional stations have been installed by Tata Power at the Palladium Mall in Lower Parel and Phoenix Market City in Kurla. The company also has plans to install two more in the business areas of Bandra-Kurla Complex and along Western Express Highway in Borivali in another few weeks.
Tata Power is the largest power company in India that always stood as an epitome of success in the field of updated technology and managed to mark its contribution worldwide with global operations. The company has planned the electric vehicle charging stations strategically in places where the electric vehicle users are more likely to visit and conveniently get their vehicles charged while spending time. Presently, the electric charging station at Vikhroli does not charge money to the customers for usage. The tariff rates for these stations are yet to be decided by the company.
As per news reports from The Hindu, in each station, there are two charger models named regular and fast charger installed for use. Using the regular charger, an electric vehicle can be charged within 6 to 7 hours from zero battery, while it can be charged within one and half hour using a fast charger for the same. The users can also monitor the battery status and the unit consumption as it is being charged at the station.
More power companies are also coming forward with similar ideas of setting up EV charging stations in different parts of the city.