Bridgestone and Tata Power partners to set up EV chargers at tyre outlets
Together, Bridgestone India and Tata Power plan to provide Bridgestone dealerships across India with EV chargers for four-wheelers. These chargers will be available every day of the week. Tata Power is putting in DC fast chargers with a 25/30 Kwh capacity that can charge a four-wheeler in an hour, allowing 20–24 cars to be charged every day. The first of these, which is operational for all four wheeler EVs, was inaugurated at Bridgestone’s Select Store Super Tyres in Shirur on the Pune-Ahmednagar road. The combined Bridgestone-Tata project will help India’s plans for a nationwide network of EV charging stations, which are intended to promote a greater uptake 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 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.
All EV owners and Bridgestone customers will have access to these chargers. Tata Power will provide installation and charging support in addition to round-the-clock servicing, maintenance assistance, remote car charging monitoring, and electronic payments via the EZ Charge mobile application. The Tata Power EV Charging mobile app will make it easy for EV owners to find charging stations on aerial maps, obtain charging-related updates, and get advice on making online payment arrangements.
On the EV charging mobile app, the charging status, including the Units consumed and Time elapsed, among other things, can be seen. The expanding number of EV customers will benefit greatly from these charging stations. For instance, India sold 53206 passenger EVs in the first eight months of 2023, a 132% increase over the same period in 2022. The infrastructure for charging EVs is expanding, and this joint endeavor will contribute to that growth.