Rapidly advancing the EV infrastructure in India, MG Motor and Tata Power have deployed the 50 kW Superfast public EV charging station in Calicut, popularly known as The City of Spices. The inauguration ceremony was held at MG Dealership on the 10th of February and was inaugurated by Mr. A. K. Saseendran, Hon’ble Minister of Transport, the Govt. of Kerala. Join the world’s largest network of professionals from the auto industry www.autoretailpro.com/joinus
The deployment is in line with MG’s vision to enhance the national EV charging ecosystem with 50 kW and 60 kW DC superfast charging stations. MG has so far installed 22 superfast charging stations across 17 cities in India, which is the highest by any Auto OEM. The automaker’s charging infrastructure spans across major metropolitans including Delhi-NCR and Bangalore along with tier-2 cities such as Ahmedabad and Nagpur. The Calicut launch is the automaker’s fourth launch in 2021 close on the heels of Cochin, Coimbatore, and Mangalore.
All vehicles compatible with the CCS fast-charging standard can use the latest EV charging station in Calicut. MG extends a 5-way charging ecosystem to its customers, which includes a free-of-cost AC fast-charger (installed at the customer’s home/office), extended charging network, a plug-and-charge cable onboard, and charge-on-the-go with RSA (Roadside Assistance). MG ZS EV – India’s First Pure Electric Internet SUV – can be charged from 0 to 80% in 50 minutes at the superfast charging station.
Speaking on the deployment, Gaurav Gupta, Chief Commercial Officer, MG Motor India said, “At MG, we are building a CASE (Connected, Autonomous, Shared and Electric) ecosystem, aimed at meeting the future requirements of the country. Calicut has been a global trading point since classical antiquity and continues to be so even today. With the launch of its first superfast EV charging station, we are perhaps observing the perfect confluence of the old and the new. We are confident that it will go a long way in the sustainable, tech-driven future of the city.”
“We are thrilled to continue our strengthened association with MG Motor India by deploying the Calicut charging station. We will continue to provide a seamless charging experience to our customers and build a decent ecosystem for our potential EV customers in the future thereby promoting the adoption of such green mobility solutions,” said Mr Rajesh Naik, Chief – Tata Power New Business Services.
The carmaker has also introduced the ‘EcoTree Challenge’, wherein ZS EV owners can participate in the ecological initiative and track their CO2 savings and national ranking in real-time.
Tata Power has deployed an extensive EV charging infrastructure with over 300 charging points across 45 different cities under the EZ Charge brand along with a digital platform to facilitate an easy & smooth customer experience. The MG-Tata Power partnership will involve core values and operating models that are in line with their existing customer centric approach.