Bridgestone India partners with Tata Power to install EV chargers at its select tyre dealerships across India
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 24x7 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 24x7 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 24x7 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 53206 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.
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About Bridgestone in Europe, Middle East, India and Africa
Bridgestone in Europe, Middle East, India, and Africa (Bridgestone EMIA) is the regional Strategic Business Unit of Bridgestone Corporation, a global leader in tyres and sustainable mobility solutions.
Headquartered in Zaventem (Belgium), Bridgestone EMIA employs more than 20,000 people and conducts business in 40 countries across the region.
Bridgestone offers a diverse portfolio of premium tyres, tyre technologies and advanced mobility solutions. The company’s vision is to provide social and customer value as a sustainable solutions company. The Bridgestone E8 Commitment is a broad, global corporate commitment that clearly defines the value the company is promising to deliver to society, our customers and future generations in eight focus areas; Energy, Ecology, Efficiency, Extension, Economy, Emotion, Ease and Empowerment. These provide a compass to guide strategic priorities, decision making and actions throughout every area of the business.
About Bridgestone India:
Bridgestone India Pvt. Ltd started its operations in 1996. In March 1998 with the setup of its manufacturing facility in Kheda, Madhya Pradesh, Bridgestone achieved its objective of running Indian manufactured Bridgestone tyres on Indian Roads. It expanded its facilities by setting up one more facility in Chakan, Pune in 2013. In a short stint of more than 20 years, Bridgestone India Pvt. Ltd has become one of the leading tyre companies in both the OEM & Replacement market.
About Tata Power
Tata Power (NSE: TATAPOWER; BSE:500400) is one of India’s largest integrated power companies and together with its subsidiaries and jointly controlled entities, has an installed/managed capacity of 14,339 MW. The Company has a presence across the entire power value chain - generation of renewable as well as conventional power including hydro and thermal energy, transmission & distribution, and trading. The Company developed the country’s first Ultra Mega Power Project at Mundra (Gujarat) based on super-critical technology. With 5,479 MW of clean energy generation from solar, wind, hydro, and waste heat recovery accounting for 38% of the overall portfolio, the company is a leader in clean energy generation. It has successful public-private partnerships in generation, transmission & distribution in India viz: Powerlinks Transmission Ltd. with Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. for evacuation of Power from the Tala hydro plant in Bhutan to Delhi, Maithon Power Ltd. with Damodar Valley Corporation for a 1,050 MW Mega Power Project at Jharkhand.
Tata Power is currently serving more than 12.9 million consumers via its Discoms, under a public-private partnership model viz Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd. with the Government of Delhi in North Delhi, TP Northern Odisha Distribution Limited, TP Central Odisha Distribution Limited, TP Western Odisha Distribution Limited, and TP Southern Odisha Distribution Limited with Government of Odisha.
With a focus on sustainable and clean energy development, Tata Power is steering the transformation as an integrated solutions provider by looking at new business growth in distributed generation through rooftop solar and microgrids, storage solutions, EV charging infrastructure, ESCO, home automation & smart meters et al. In its 108 years track record of technology advancements, project execution excellence, world-class safety processes, customer care and green initiatives, Tata Power is well poised for multi-fold growth and is committed to lighting up lives for generations to come. For more information visit us at: www.tatapower.com