Tata AutoComp Systems is in collaboration with Tellus Power Green to develop Electric vehicle charging infrastructure in India. The firms have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to install AC and DC fast-charging stations at selected locations in India.
Tata AutoComp Systems Limited is a Tata group backed, products and services provider to the Indian and Global automotive OEMs and to the Tier 1 suppliers, whereas Tellus Power Green is a US-based company specialized in developing EV charging infrastructure.
The MoU is targeted to supply fast charging capabilities to a wide range of electric vehicles including two-wheelers, three-wheelers, commercial vehicles, etc. in India.
“Tata AutoComp and Tellus will now provide various sizes of AC chargers from 3 kW to 11kW for home and residential complexes as well as DC Fast Chargers from 20kW to 300kW to meet the needs to charge various types of vehicles in public places such as office and commercial parking lots, convenience public charging stations within cities as well as highways, dedicated depots for commercial vehicles, etc. to name a few,” said Arvind Goel, MD of TATA AutoComp Systems.
“Tata AutoComp has already established joint ventures for providing Electric Driveline as well as Battery Packs for Passenger Cars, Commercial vehicles as well as fast-developing (electric) two-wheelers and three-wheelers in India,” he added.
Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, India launched a FAME (Faster Adoption and Manufacture of Electric vehicles) scheme in 2015 with an objective to provide incentives to the companies keen to develop eco-friendly vehicles such as hybrid vehicles and electric vehicles. The Scheme is currently in its Phase II.
The agreement with Tata AutoComp will help in making a significant contribution to the ongoing GoI’s FAME scheme, told the chairmen of Tellus Power Green.
Tellus Power Green through their partnership with Tata’s AutoComp Systems aims to strengthen their existing presence in India. Tellus Power Green has already been a part of many clean energy initiatives on a global level, with a leading presence in the electric mobility markets. Randhir Reddy, Global CEO of Tellus Power Green said: “Thanks to this alliance we can achieve the promotion of Electric mobility in an efficient way and benefit more countries internationally.”
The statement was given under TATA group’s ambitious plan of making a substantial investment in the electric mobility and expansion of electric vehicle charging networks in India, as follows, “As part of its plans to help the EV migration in India, Tata Power will be investing substantially to expand its network of smart EV charging points from around 170 now to over 700 by end of the current financial year under the Brand name of Tata Power EZ Charge.”