Guwahati Gears Up for an Electric Makeover with Tata Power’s Charging Stations
Guwahati, 14th October 2023: In a significant move to bolster the electric vehicle (EV) ecosystem in Assam, Tata Power EV Charging Solutions Limited (TPEVCSL), a subsidiary of the Tata Power Group, announced a strategic collaboration with the Assam Government. This partnership cemented through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), is set to revolutionize the EV charging infrastructure in the bustling city of Guwahati.
As part of this groundbreaking initiative, Tata Power has ambitious plans to roll out a network of 10 state-of-the-art EV chargers. These chargers will be strategically positioned across 10 crucial locations within the city, with a special focus on high-traffic zones, including the administrative hub of Dispur.
The MoU was signed in a grand ceremony graced by Assam’s Hon’ble Transport Minister, Excise & Fisheries, Shri. Parimal Suklabaidya. The event also saw the presence of other distinguished officials such as the Secretary Transport to the Govt. of Assam, Mr Adil Khan (IAS), Dr Rabin Kumar (IPS) – Commissioner of Transport-Assam, and Mr Virendra Goyal, Head- Business Development (EV Charging), Tata Power.
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Speaking on the occasion, Shri. Parimal Suklabaidya remarked, “In our collaboration with Tata Power, a prominent leader in the electric charging sector, we exemplify our shared vision of advancing sustainability and improving the quality of life for the people of Assam. This initiative not only guarantees cleaner and more sustainable transportation but also a notable enhancement in the lives of our citizens. Together, we stand resolute in our commitment to shaping a better world and a brighter future for the people of Assam.”
Echoing the sentiment, Mr Virendra Goyal, Head of Business Development (EV Charging) at Tata Power, shed light on the company’s strategic vision. He stated, “In our steadfast pursuit of network expansion, we are meticulously exploring distinctive locations for charger deployment. Tata Power, through its expansive network, is driving adoption and mitigating range anxiety while promoting EV adoption in Assam. We are thrilled to partner with the Assam Government and reinforce our commitment to actively support their e-mobility initiatives, thereby contributing to the realization of cleaner and more sustainable urban environments.”
Assam, known for its picturesque landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and the majestic Brahmaputra River, is on the cusp of an EV revolution. As Tata Power embarks on this journey, the aim is not just to modernize transportation but also to preserve and enhance the region’s natural beauty. This collaboration between Tata Power and the Assam government is a testament to their shared vision of a cleaner, greener Guwahati and a sustainable future for Assam.
Tata Power, a pioneer in the EV charging sector, boasts a commanding market share of nearly 60%. Their extensive network spans over 420 cities across India, offering a plethora of charging solutions. This partnership is yet another feather in Tata Power’s cap, underscoring its unwavering commitment to enhancing electric vehicle charging accessibility nationwide.