Amara Raja sets up EV battery charging stations to promote E-vehicle usage in Tirupati smart city initiative

Important step towards making one of the most visited pilgrim city in India, a green city

Women Drivers to run the E-Auto fleet encouraging Self- employment

Tirupati, 27th August, 2019: In a bid to promote India’s move towards EV adoption, Amara Raja installs EV battery charging / swapping stations along with a fleet of e-Autos in Tirupati. The initiative is undertaken in collaboration with Tirupati Municipal Corporation, as a part of its smart city program. The Inauguration of the same happened in presence of Mr. Girisha P.S, IAS, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Tirupati, Mr Bhumana Karunakar Reddy, MLA, Tirupati, Mr H Harinatha Rao- CMD of APSPDCL and other senior officials of Amara Raja.

The launch of the fleet of e-Autos and EV charging / swapping station is a technological demonstration of Amara Raja Group’s capabilities and commitment in the e-Mobility segment. The Lithium Ion battery packs and EV battery charging /swapping stations are designed and developed in the state-of-the-art R&D facilities of Amara Raja. The company has recently added a Lithium Ion battery pack manufacturing facility of 500MWH capacity at its Tirupati manufacturing unit. EV charging infrastructure plays a key role in enabling proliferation of e-mobility in the country and therefore Amara Raja is offering Lithium ion battery packs, charging stations and fleet operation solutions as an end-to-end package to its customers.

Speaking on this occasion, Dr. Ramachandra N Galla, Chairman, Amara Raja Group says that “Amara Raja is committed to take part in the Government’s initiatives to drive green mobility in the country. Amara Raja is closely watching trends and emerging business opportunities in the arena of electric mobility and has taken concrete steps towards enhancing its R&D capabilities, so as to develop battery packs for electric mobility and EV charging stations”.

Dr. Galla thanked Tirupati Municipal Corporation authorities and the Commissioner in particular Mr. Girisha P.S, IAS, for giving Amara Raja the opportunity to collaborate with the Corporation to set up these two charging stations and run a fleet of e-Autos in the city. Dr. Galla also thanked Rashtria Seva Samithi (RASS) an NGO based out of Tirupati for extending their support in arranging women drivers for this fleet, creating self-employment and demonstrating women empowerment.

Mr. Girisha P.S, IASCommissioner, Municipal Corporation, Tirupati speaking on this occasion said that “Tirupati is one of the most visited pilgrim city in the country and therefore it is apt for it to undertake such an initiative towards e-mobility. It is definitely a crucial step towards transforming Tirupati into a green city.” He also added that more such EV charging stations will come up soon in the city and he is talking to the relevant authorities to take this enterprise forward with renewed momentum.

About Amara Raja Group

Amara Raja is amongst India’s leading business conglomerates with interests spanning verticals from the production of lead acid batteries (AMARON brand), power conversion products, sheet metal products, precision components, electronic products, Infrastructure Development, industrial services to food processing. Amara Raja Group of companies with their flagship company Amara Raja Batteries Ltd, are one of the largest manufacturers of Automotive and Industrial batteries in India. Amara Raja Group employs a work force of over 15,000 people with a net revenue of around Rs 8,704 crores (USD 1.35 billion) during financial year 2018-19.