3rd Deadline Extension for Empanelment of Agencies in E-Mobility Space

SECI has, for the third time, extended its EOI for empanelment of agencies for work on business opportunities in the e-mobility space

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has, for now, the third time, extended its EOI for empanelment of agencies for the identification & implementation of business opportunities in the electric mobility (e-mobility) space in line with the national target of raising the share of Electric Vehicles (EVs) to 30 percent of the total number of vehicles by 2030 along with associated infrastructure.

The last or submission of the response to the EOI has been extended from January 14, 2021, to January 29, 2021. The is the third such extension for the EOI, with SECI previously extending the deadline from December 23, 2020, to January 14, 2021.

The objective of the EOI, which was issued in October, is to secure an expression of interest from agencies preferably having prior experience in electric mobility and/ or in new/innovative technology development / scale-up. It is envisaged that such business opportunities could be existing in demand creation, demand aggregation, setting up charging infrastructure, the introduction of new and innovative products, market development, capacity building, etc.

The nodal agency has stated that one of its objectives includes the promotion of new technology and the development of demonstration projects that reduce carbon emissions. Accordingly, it intends to foray into the electric mobility space for contributing towards the national target of raising the share of the electric vehicle in the total number of vehicles to 30 percent by 2030 along with associated infrastructure.

It added that it has also been working effectively for decarbonisation (i.e. reducing dependence on fossil fuel like diesel, kerosene oil) by way of RE sources. And that have uniquely positioned in the renewable energy space, SECI intends to enable the greening of transportation through powering/complementing with RE and through further development of the electric mobility ecosystem.

Unless extended, the empanelment will be for a period of three years which shall be subject to regular reviews/modifications. And around 3-5 agencies will be empaneled.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.