CESL Supports Delhi government’s EV Adoption, Aim for 1,000 Charging Stations

Since the Delhi Government is pushing EV adoption in the state so hard, it has mandated all its departments, autonomous bodies, and grantee institutions to shift their existing fleet of hired conventional fuel vehicles to electric variants within six months.

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Unitedly, the Convergence Energy Services Ltd (CESL), has announced support for the Delhi government’s switch to electric vehicles. CESL a wholly-owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), is a registered body on the e-Marketplace and provides ecosystem-based services to enable such a system-based conversion.

According to ANI, Mahua Acharya, CEO and Managing Director of CESL said it is admirable to see the Delhi government take a leadership role in accelerating the adoption of electric mobility.

“Taking a system-wide approach is also exactly the way this should be done, and the Delhi Government has indeed gone this way. This shift will do a lot for residents of the NCT area too, addressing air and noise pollution while simultaneously signaling to the market its seriousness around electric mobility,” she stated.

Interestingly, CESL has taken the lead by deploying 1,500 electric vehicles and over 1,000 charging stations. With the help of the government subsidy, it aims to reach 10,000 charging stations in three years.

CESL announces it will take this effort to the next level by rolling out innovative clean energy-based transport solutions as a whole, not just electric cars. It will invest in solutions that lie at the confluence of renewable energy, electric mobility, and climate change.

Consequently, Delhi has a target of 25 percent EVs for all new vehicle registrations by 2024. According to Delhi EV Policy 2020, all departments of the government of NCT of Delhi will have to shift their existing hired petrol, diesel, and CNG vehicles to electric vehicles via lease model through Government e-Marketplace (GeM) portal or EESL.

Recently, this month, The Finance Department of the Delhi Government has yesterday announced that the entire hired vehicle fleet of the government to be switched to EVs under a deadline of 6 months.

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