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Jaguar Land Rover partners with Tata Power for EV charging setup in India

Written by Nizam Shaikh

British multinational automotive brand Jaguar Land Rover a subsidiary of Indian automotive company Tata Motors has announced that it has entered in a partnership with the country’s largest integrated power company, Tata Power which has a joint capacity of 11,265 MW which will provide charging infrastructure for the Jaguar Land Rover’s electrified range of vehicles in India. 

The charging solutions will be provided by Tata Power at Jaguar Land Rover’s 27 outlets across 24 cities and at customer’s residence and offices. Tata Power will provide AC and DC chargers ranging from 7kW to 50kW capacity and will be responsible for the installation and after-sales maintenance. The charging infrastructure will provide a favourable ecosystem for Jaguar Land Rover’s first electric vehicle the Jaguar iPace which is slated for its debut later this year in India. 

The Jaguar iPace is a fully electric SUV and in the styling department, the iPace features a signature Jaguar front fascia that comes with a large grille with active vanes that open and close automatically to provide aerodynamic efficiency when closed and automatically open-up when the powertrain or the battery needs cooling. The car also features LED headlight units with quad projector lamps and LED daytime running lights. The bumper comes with integrated bar type foglights and aero duct that flank its sides. On its side, the iPace gets large alloy wheels, rounded wheel arches, flush-mounted motorised door handles, door claddings, blacked-out B-pillar and turn indicator integrated ORVMs. The roofline slopes back into the tail section giving it a crossover coupe style and it gets angular wraparound taillights, aero ducts on the rear bumper, a shark-fin antenna and integrated spoiler. 

The powertrain on the Jaguar iPace is a fully electric motor that generates 400 ps of power and 696 Nm of instant torque with an All-Wheel-Drivetrain coupled to a 90 kWh battery pack which can provide a claimed range of around 450 km on a single charge. The iPace can do a top speed of 200 kmph and can accelerate from 0-100 kmph in 4.8 seconds. The SUV comes with an overall length of 4,682mm with a 2,990mm wheelbase. 

Tata Power leads the clean energy generation market and the company has 30% of energy from the renewable sources of energy like wind and solar, in addition to conventional sources of energy such as hydro and thermal.