In a big sustainability move, Indian Hotels Company Ltd. (IHCL), the leading hospitality business in India, officially unveiled 224 electric vehicles (EV) charging stations set up at 92 locations. The program adheres to Paathya, the organization’s ESG+(Environmental, Social, and Governance) methodology for guiding its social and environmental impact criteria.
Joint partner Tata Power installed these EV charging points to start the venture. You can find them around the country at IHCL’s leading hotel brands, Taj, Ginger, Vivanta, SeleQtions, and ama Stays & Trails properties.
The hotel chain thinks this decision may allow visitors who enjoy driving electric vehicles a sense of security. With these chargers, travelers can enjoy their stay while exploring IHCL’s facilities around the country.
According to the Indian Hotel Company, the service has the long-term goal of promoting ethical travel. IHCL has outlined many sustainability measures for 2030 as part of its Paathya program to meet this objective. Another of those promises is to build an EV charging infrastructure.
IHCL claimed that the action is consistent with its goal to meet the changing demands of its ecologically aware patrons by minimizing the carbon footprint of their travels and promoting the adoption of more sustainable lifestyles.
Further, the organization says, Guests staying at different IHCL properties can use these chargers, allowing them to benefit from the dependability and worry-free facility while seeing breathtaking locations all around the country. Travelers will now have even greater access to driving vacations in electric vehicles thanks to this effort.
IHCL’s Pathya Mission:
The name Paathya, from the Sanskrit word meaning “way,” captures IHCL’s efforts to drive positive change while upholding the company’s core values: Confidence in all partners, knowledge of the requirements of the environment, and happiness. Paathya continues the more than 100-year-old history of IHCL by embarking on a journey centered on environment protection, community involvement, quality in management, conserving cultural legacy, supply chain reform, and sustainable development.
What IHCL Leaders are saying
Gaurav Pokhariyal, Executive Vice President – Human Resources at IHCL, remarked regarding this effort, “At IHCL, sustainability is at the core of all that we do. Our emphasis on environmental stewardship, one of the major pillars of Paathya, is in line with the construction of EV charging stations. Today, we are seeing a major paradigm shift across the globe as an increasing number of people are gravitating towards alternative or less energy-intensive transport options.”
Additionally, he stated, “At IHCL, we will continue our endeavor to embrace green energy sources while making sustainability measures easily accessible for our customers.”
About Tata Power:
One of India’s major integrated power companies, Tata Power (NSE: TATA POWER; BSE:500400), boasts 13,735 MW of installed/managed capability between its affiliates and jointly owned organizations. The business is prominent throughout the value chain, encompassing traditional and renewable energy production, generation & distribution, fuel and shipping, logistics, and trade.
At Mundra (Gujarat), the business created the first Ultra Mega Power Project, in the country, based on essential technology. The company is a global leader in sustainable power generation, producing 4.9 GW of clean energy from solar, wind, hydro, and waste heat recovery, which accounts for 35% of the entire portfolio.
Powerlink’s Transmission Ltd. and Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. successfully formed a public-private partnership to transport electricity from the Tala hydropower station in Bhutan to Delhi.
Maithon Power Ltd and Damodar Valley Corporation successfully formed a public-private partnership to build a 1,050 MW mega power project in Jharkhand.
In addition to TP Western Odisha Distribution Limited, TP Central Odisha Distribution Limited, TP Northern Odisha Distribution Limited, and TP Southern Odisha Distribution Limited, Tata Power now serves over 12 million consumers through public-private partnership-based distribution companies.
Tata Power is leading the transition into comprehensive solutions as a service provider with a focus on the innovation of renewable and clean energy. It analyzes new opportunities in distributed generation through rooftop solar and micro-grids, storage systems, EV charging platform, ESCO, home automation & smart meters, etc.
Tata Power has a 107-year history of technological innovations, project implementation, world-class safety protocols, customer service, and environmental responsibility. Tata Power dedicates itself to illuminating lives for future generations.
Tata Power also focuses on clean energy charging stations built at various venues across the country, including residential communities, shopping centers, office buildings, and fuel stations/petrol pumps.
Earlier this year, Tata Power placed 150 sustained renewable power EV stations among residential societies, supermarkets, commercial establishments, and petrol outlets in Mumbai. It was yet another move in promoting green services and e-mobility to the population across the country.
Around 5,000 EV charging points were also installed across Maharashtra by Tata Power in collaboration with the National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO).
Along with installing more than 200 electric bus charging stations throughout India, also, the company maintains a network of over 13,000 home chargers (for personal purposes).
Throughout its several green services, which also comprise green power, solar rooftop, DSM Programs, and building automation, the company has continually worked to give green products and services to the residents of Mumbai. Presently Tata Power has more than 17000 Mumbai consumers choosing green power, reducing carbon emissions by about 126 Kilotonnes.
The Bottom Line
Market analysts claim that one of the main issues currently preventing the country from moving toward EVs is the absence of suitable charging infrastructure. Nevertheless, India anticipates having more than 100,000 charging stations by 2027, according to a recent joint report by EY (Ernst and Young), the IVC Association (Indian Venture and Alternate Capital Association), and IndusLaw.
India’s preferred maker of EV charging solutions, Tata Power, has over 2200 public EV chargers across over 350 locations.
We refer to green energy as reliable sustainability, a strategy for preserving existing sources of value while also designing new alternatives that benefit society, industry and the individual at the micro level. Sustainability is the responsibility of everyone.
- To assist travelers with green energy by establishing a charging network, IHCL has teamed with Tata Power.
- IHCL presently operates 92 hotels and resorts across the country.
- The Taj, SeleQtions, Vivanta, Ginger, and Am Stays & Trails resorts are the IHCL brands to have EV chargers available.