EESL, NOIDA Join Hands to Install 100 Charging Stations

The initiative is likely to save more than 4.04 tonnes of CO2 emissions per e-car per year.

EESL-NOIDA

The government-backed Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) has entered into an agreement with the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority to fast-track the adoption of e-mobility by promoting robust EV infrastructure and installing around 100 public charging stations.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between EESL’s Managing Director Saurabh Kumar and Ritu Maheshwari, CEO, NOIDA in the presence of Alok Tandon, chairman NOIDA.

Commenting on the MoU signed, Kumar said “electric vehicles are a viable solution to combat air pollution and ensure a greener future. We are spearheading EV adoption in India under the Government’s National eMobility Programme. EESL believes that ensuring consumer convenience is critical to accelerate eMobility in India. Developing a robust supporting infrastructure, therefore, is key to catalyse consumer confidence in EVs. We are delighted to partner with NOIDA to accelerate the adoption of EVs by developing robust EV charging infrastructure.”

‘’We are constantly striving to make NOIDA cleaner, greener and more sustainable. Establishing a public charging infrastructure in the city will greatly augment these efforts and will spur EV adoption in the city. With this partnership with EESL, we envisage the eMobility movement to gain traction in the city,” said Alok Tandon, chairman NOIDA while speaking at the MoU signing ceremony.

Ritu Maheshwari, CEO NOIDA, said “installation of public charging stations will reduce the range anxiety among NOIDA residents and accelerate the adoption of EVs in the area. A robust public charging infrastructure complements the legislative efforts in creating a sustainable EV ecosystem. With increasing penetration of EVs, the local emission of pollutants is also expected to reduce, leading to cleaner air and several public health benefits.“

As per the MoU signed, EESL will make the entire upfront investment on services pertaining to the MoU along with the operation and maintenance (O&M) of public charging infrastructure by qualified manpower.

However, NOIDA would be responsible for provision of space and requisite power connection for the charging infrastructure.

The initiative is likely to save more than 4.04 tonnes of CO2 emissions per e-car per year.

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Manu Tayal

Manu is an Associate Editor at Saur Energy International where she writes and edits clean & green energy news, featured articles and interview industry veterans with a special focus on solar, wind and financial segments.

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