Jaguar Land Rover India has announced that it has entered into a partnership with Tata Power to offer end-to-end EV charging solutions. Tata Power will provide charging solutions for Jaguar Land Rover in India, across its retail network of 27 outlets in 24 cities and at customer’s residence and/or office. India’s largest integrated Power Company, Tata Power will be responsible for providing a range of AC and DC chargers, starting from 7 kW to 50 kW capacity. Tata Power will be the preferred partner to facilitate the installation and management of chargers at the designated premises and other after-sales related support services.
Tata Power is also associated with Tata Motors for the latter’s electric cars, where the former provides charging infrastructure across major locations in India. Currently, Tata Power has a network to over 120 charging points across public, captive, residential & corporate segments addressing different charging standards. The company is steering the transformation of utilities to integrated solutions by looking at new business growth in EV charging & storage, distributed generation & rooftops, microgrids and home automation & smart meters.
JLR has announced this partnership ahead of launching the I-PACE electric SUV in India this year. It is powered by a 90 kWh battery pack which rests on the floor, giving the car a lower centre of gravity, leading to better driving dynamics. This battery pack powers two permanent magnet synchronous electric motors integrated with the front and rear axles. These produce a power figure of 400PS and 696Nm of useable instant torque which accelerates this car from a standstill to 100 kmph in 4.8 seconds.
Commenting on this partnership, Rohit Suri, President & Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover India said, “The partnership with Tata Power will be a tremendous value addition for Jaguar Land Rover customers as it provides a one-stop solution to their charging needs and also provides easy accessibility to the wide network of public charging infrastructure being set up by Tata Power across India. This tie-up is one step forward in creating the right ecosystem enabling a simple and hassle-free charging experience for owners of our first Electric Vehicle, the Jaguar I-PACE, which makes its debut in India later this year.”