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TVS to Expand Charging Infrastructure for its iQube

TVS charging points for its lone electric scooter will be set-up in 20 cities in two years. It has partnered with CESL for this expansion…

TVS Motor India has joined hands with CESL (Convergence Energy Services Pvt Ltd) to develop public EV charging stations in India. Both the parties have signed an MoU for the cause.

With a wide charging infrastructure across the country, it will be easier for TVS iQube owners to juice up their electric scooters. As per the MoU, TVS aims to set up charging stations across 20 cities by the end of 2022.

It must be noted that major automakers TVS and Bajaj, which are in the market with their first electric vehicles already, did not show any active interest in charging infrastructure so far.

However, TVS has budged but Bajaj is still not talking about it. Without abundant charging stations, adoption of electric vehicles will be a major challenge.

There is almost a sudden EV boom that is brewing up in the nation. With a proper infrastructure, it will be easier for users to be able to charge their vehicle at convenience.

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iQube is TVS’ first electric 2-wheeler in the market.

Remarking on the MoU, Manu Saxena, TVS Vice President, Future Mobility & Dealer Transformation, said that the adoption of EVs in India will become smoother
with so many charging options being available for the customers that include public charging ecosystem, home charging as well as TVS dealership charging network.

It’s worth mentioning that ride-sharing giant OLA is also working hard to mark its presence in the segment of EV charging infra. While the competition on the commercial seems tough it’s a good sign that India is moving towards embracing electric transportation.

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Besides, TVS iQube has also started getting some traction in the market. Recently, TVS has decided to expand availability of its first e-scooter in major cities of the various states.

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TVS is also working hard to strengthen its global presence. Recently, it launched its
first-ever exclusive showroom in Iran. Also, on humanitarian grounds, TVS Motor Company has laid out financial and other support for its employees and their wards in the event of the COVID pandemic.

—- Swayam Prakash

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