• Lucknow’s first ever 60 kW Public charging station will enable cars such as ZS EV to attain 80% charge in 50 minutes

Lucknow, December21, 2020: MG Motor and Tata Power today inaugurated the first 60 kW superfast EV charging station in the capital city of Uttar Pradesh. The inauguration is the second in quick succession by the two companies in the state of U.P. Agra’s first 60 kW Superfast EV Charging station was inaugurated last month. The initiative is a part of MG’s recent partnership with Tata Power for the deployment of 60 KW DC Superfast Charging Stations across the country.

The latest public EV charging station is available to all vehicles compatible with CCS/CHAdeMO fast-charging standards and is in line with MG’s commitment to provide a 5-way charging ecosystem to its customers. MG ZS EV – India’s first pure electric internet SUV – can be charged up to 80% in 50 minutes at the facility. Other charging options with the ZS EV include free-of-cost AC fast-charger (installed at the customer’s home/office), extended charging network, a plug-and-charge cable onboard, and charge-on-the-go with RSA (Roadside Assistance).

Speaking on the inauguration, Gaurav Gupta, Chief Commercial Officer, MG Motor India, said, “We would like to congratulate U.P. and its citizens for their second Superfast EV Charging station. Our partnership with Tata Power aims to provide customers with a robust charging ecosystem. We feel confident that the charging station’s deployment will pave the way for superior EV traction in the region, thereby catalyzing the adoption of cleaner and greener mobility solutions. With Tata Power as our partner, a renowned major in the field of renewable energy, we are confident that together we will create a distinct synergy.”

Commenting on the inauguration, Rajesh Naik, Chief – New Business Services, Tata Power said, “We are proud and happy to present Lucknow with its first EV Charging Station in association with MG Motor India. Our endeavor is to build a decent ecosystem for our potential EV customers in the future. As India moves towards the adoption of sustainable practices, we will continue to provide customers with the best sustainable energy solutions and look forward to quickly add more cities to this exciting transformation.”

Tata Power has established an elaborate EV Charging ecosystem with 200+ Charging points in 24 different cities under the EZ Charge brand along with a digital platform to facilitate an easy & smooth customer experience. The MG-Tata Power partnership will involve core values and operating models that are in line with their existing customer-centric approach.

MG recently launched the ZS EV at an attractive price of INR 20.88 lakhs (ex-showroom, Lucknow) in Lucknow. In less than a year of its launch, MG has rolled-out more than 1,000 ZS EVs from its Halol manufacturing unit in Gujarat. The ZS EV comes with the “eShield” for private registered cars, having free-of-charge 5-year manufacturer warranty for unlimited kilometers on the car, 8 yrs/150k km warranty on battery, and round-the-clock roadside assistance (RSA) for a period of 5 years. Apart from eShield, the company has also entered into a strategic alliance with CarDekho.com which will extend a pioneering 3-50 plan. CarDekho.com shall provide guaranteed buyback to ZS EV customers at a residual value of 50% upon completion of three years of ownership.