EESL Signs MoU to Promote E-Mobility in South India

EESL has signed an MoU with Baghirathi Sustainability India to explore the possibilities of promoting e-mobility and electric vehicles in India.

EESL E-Mobility India

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of PSUs under the Ministry of Power, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Baghirathi Sustainability India to explore the possibilities of promoting e-mobility and electric vehicles in India.

With this partnership, EESL seeks to deploy around 250 EVs and fast-track the adoption of e-mobility within private and government agencies located across India, starting with Telangana, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

Baghirathi Sustainability is currently operating a fleet of around 131 EVs in India. Traditionally, a transportation solutions company that uses technology that efficiently delivers transportation solutions, the Baghirathi Group has ventured into electric cars in the year 2016 to help India mitigate GHG emissions.

Under EESL’s EV programme, to date, a total of 1,510 EVS have been deployed and another 500 are under registration. EESL has signed agreements with various Public Sector Undertakings, government departments, and state governments of Delhi, Haryana, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Gujarat, Orissa, Chhattisgarh, Kerala, and others for deploying EVs.

EESL is also working towards strengthening the charging infrastructure. To date, 65 Public Charging Stations (PCS) complying with DC-001 (15kW) have been commissioned in Delhi. Apart from these public charging stations, EESL has installed a total of 470 captive chargers, out of which 170 are DC-001 fast chargers and 300 are AC-001 chargers. EESL has already signed MoUs with various ULBs such as Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), The Commissioner and Director of municipal administration, Government of Telangana (CDMA), Chennai Metro Rail corporation (CMRL), Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation (JMRL), New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), etc., for setting up public charging infrastructure across India. The objective is to set up at least 10,000 charging stations over the next two to three years across India.

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Ayush Verma

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.

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