Tata Power and MG Motor India have joined hands to install 50 kW DC Superfast chargers at MG dealerships
Tata Power has entered into an agreement with MG Motor India with a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between both parties today. As per the terms and conditions of the MoU, Tata Power will deploy 50KW DC superfast chargers at select dealerships of MG Motors India across the country and offer end-to-end electric vehicle charging solutions.
Tata and MG has assured that these chargers will be available for use by both owners of the MG ZS EV and for other EV owners. This is on condition that the electric vehicles are compatible with CCS/CHAdeMO charging standards.
It should be noted that Combined Charging System (CCS) and CHAdeMO are two different EV charging standards used globally. Initially, special attention will be paid to key cities in the country and expansion to other cities will be done in a phased manner.
Working of a Fast Charger
MG Motor India already has a network of 10 superfast 50 kW charging stations at its 5 dealerships in New Delhi/NCR, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Hyderabad. It is in a bid to expanding this charging network to more cities that this tie up with Tata Power has been established. Tata Power has also set up an EV charging network at over 180 point in 19 cities under the EZ Charge brand with a digital platform to enable a smoother and better customer experience.
Through this alliance, Tata Power and MG Motor India expect to involve core values and an operating model according to their existing customer centric approach with the possibility of 2nd lift management of electric vehicle batteries. Tata Group has also announced investment into expanding their network of smart EV charging points from a current 170 to 700 point by FY21 under the brand name of Tata Power EZ Charge.
MG ZS EV was launched earlier this year. It is one of the few electric vehicles on sale in India and booking were initially opened in cities of Hyderabad, Delhi-NCR, Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Mumbai. Bookings were further put on hold following outstanding demand which exceeded supply. The second phase of bookings is now open from 1st June 2020, in cities of Surat, Kochi, Jaipur, Chennai, Pune and Chandigarh.
New MG ZS EV is presented in two variants of Excite and Exclusive and priced at Rs.20.88 and Rs.23.58 respectively. Presented in color options of Ferris White, Currant Red and Copenhagen Blue, new MG ZS EV receives a 44.5 kWh battery pack producing 141 hp power and 353 Nm torque. It has a drive range of 340 kms. Acceleration from 0 to 100 kmph is achieved in 8.5 seconds.