In a bid to promote electric vehicles (EV) under the National Electric Mobility (e-mobility) Programme, government-backed Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has entered into a two-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) to set up public charging infrastructure.
Further, the objective behind the MoU was synergising business development for setting up of public charging infrastructure to ramp up e-mobility in the country.
As per the MoU signed, the two companies will collaborate for planning, development and installation of charging infrastructure at suitable locations for two, three, and four-wheeler vehicles.
It is also expected that with the installation of these public charging stations, the range anxiety of EV owners will reduce, and also help in increasing the adoption of e-mobility in India.
Commenting about building robust EV ecosystem, Saurabh Kumar, Managing Director of EESL said that “increased access to charging infrastructure is vital for the uptake of electric mobility across the entire EV ecosystem of two, three, and four-wheelers.
Along with addressing the range anxiety concerns that EV-adopters may have, our partnership with HPCL will also establish more visibility of charging infrastructure, sending a signal to the general public that India’s electric mobility vision is being realised in full potential.”
Meanwhile, it is also expected that this will bring down automobiles emissions, enabling a cleaner and greener environment, which in result, will safeguard the public from health risks.
EESL is a joint venture between four national public sector enterprises under the Ministry of Power, Government of India.