Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power company has installed the first-ever DC Fast electric vehicle (EV) Charger at the home to the world’s tallest statue (182 meters) and famous Indian Landmark - Statue of Unity located at Kevadia in Gujarat. The grand statute is of India’s first Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bharat Ratna Shri Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The statue symbolises the national, spiritual and historical oneness of our vast country.
The Tata Power EZ Charge (Charging Station) at Kevadia, near the railway station, will become an important pit stop for EV users. The charging station is also supported by the awarding-winning EZ Charge mobile platform which offers a seamless user interface, making it convenient for all EV owners to locate and check the availability of the nearest e-charging stations in real-time.
With this station, Tata Power has provided a total of 21charging stations for EV users in Gujarat. The company has also installed EV charging stations across important routes such as NH8, NH64, NH7, SG highway in the state.
The charging station in Kevadia is designed with the purpose to serve all types of electric cars on Indian roads and currently comes with CCS2 fast-charging standards. The GBT standard is in execution and likely to be completed by end of July 2021. It will be available 24x7 for charging for all types of EV cars. The charging facility at the station is being offered on Pay As You Go basis.
According to the announcement made by the Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi on the World Environment Day and the Statue of Unity Area Development and Tourism Governance Authority (SOUADTGA), Kevadia, which houses the world’s tallest Statue of Unity, will become the country’s first electric vehicle city with only electric buses, cars and two-wheelers on roads. The company’s move to set up the charging station will surely support the grand move.
“We are extremely happy to install the first Fast DC Charger at Kevadia near the Statute of Unity and bring an exciting transformation to this unique tourist destination. We are committed to installing EV Charging points at highways, near important landmarks and tourist destinations across the country. We will continue to aggressively expand our network to 700 charging stations in India by 2021 and make India EV ready,” says Mr Sandeep Bangia, Head – EV & Home Automation, Tata Power.
Tata Power is the only Indian Power utility which owns an expansive network of over 4000 Home chargers and over 500 Public chargers in 102 cities across India. The company is present across all segments of the EV eco-system – public charging, captive charging, home and workplace charging stations – it has deployed all types of chargers including DC 001, AC, Type2, Fast DC chargers up to 50kWh. It has also installed up to 240kWh capacity chargers for e-buses in over 80 cities in India.