Bridgestone India and Tata Power have come together to install EV chargers for four wheelers at Bridgestone dealerships on a pan India basis. These chargers will be operational on a 24×7 basis. Tata Power is installing DC fast chargers of capacity 25/30 Kwh that are capable of charging a four wheeler within one hour allowing between 20-24 vehicles being charged in a day. The first of these installed, was inaugurated at Bridgestone’s Select Store Super Tyres at Shirur on the Pune – Ahmednagar road and is operational for all four wheeler EVs. This Bridgestone Tata joint initiative will give a boost to India’s plans for a national network of EV charging stations aimed at encouraging a higher adoption of EVs.
“The electric revolution is changing the automotive landscape and in India we are seeing a phenomenal growth in the demand for passenger EVs. At Bridgestone, being a globally trusted partner in the mobility space, we always endeavor to provide solutions for journeys. This joint initiative with Tata Power is a reflection of this commitment. By providing a viable and sustainable mobility solution, the 24×7 operations of these EV chargers also give EV owners of charging as per their convenience. said Mr. Rajarshi Moitra, Chief Commercial Officer, Bridgestone India.
“Tata Power is committed to propelling India towards a cleaner and greener tomorrow by accelerating e-mobility in the country. Our partnership with Bridgestone India exemplifies our dedication to facilitating the electric vehicle revolution by fostering innovation and collaboration,” stated Virendra Goyal, Head – Business Development (EV charging), Tata Power.
These chargers will be accessible to Bridgestone customers and all EV owners. Installation and charging support along with 24×7 service, maintenance support, remote vehicle charging monitoring & e-payments through the EZ Charge mobile application will be provided by Tata Power. Tata Power EV Charging mobile app will provide EV owners the convenience of locating charging stations on aerial map, getting updates on charging, recommendations on paying charges online. Charging status including Units consumed & Time elapsed etc. can be seen on EV charging mobile App. Such charging stations will help immensely the growing EV users. For instance in the first eight months of 2023 a total of 53,206 passenger EVs were sold in India showing a 132 % increase over the same period in 2022. The EV adoption is growing and this joint initiative will help grow the charging infrastructure further.