EESL Signs MoU With BHEL to set up Public EV Charging Network Across India

EESL Signs MoU With BHEL to set up Public EV Charging Network Across India

EESL has signed an MoU with BHEL to set up a network of Public Charging Infrastructure for EV at various highways across the country.


MoU exchange between Renuka Gera, Executive Director, BHEL and Amit Kaushik, Executive Director, EESL

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture under Ministry of Power has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), one of the largest engineering and manufacturing enterprises in India to set up a network of Public Charging Infrastructure for electric vehicles (EV) at various highways across the country.

EESL & BHEL will jointly explore opportunities in the field of e-mobility and fast-track the adoption of EVs in the country under the Government of India’s National E-Mobility Programme.

As part of the MoU, BHEL will offer complete EPC solutions from concept to commissioning while EESL will make the entire upfront investment on services, along with the operation and maintenance of the public charging infrastructure. The MoU covers collaboration for identifying, planning, development and installation of charging stations at suitable locations.

Commenting on the partnership, Saurabh Kumar, managing director, EESL said, “Mobility is changing rapidly, and India is powering ahead to a sustainability-driven future by adopting electric vehicles. The availability of adequate charging infrastructure is one of the key requirements for further accelerating EV adoption in India. Setting up various charging stations at highways will boost the interest of public commuting from one city to another enabling a smooth and sustainable transition to a future-oriented mobility solution.”

The installation of public charging stations will help create a sustainable EV ecosystem in the states and cities to promote local adoption of E-mobility. With the installation of public charging stations, the range anxiety among the public is expected to reduce, which would help in increasing the adoption of EVs in the cities across India. This would also help meet the state level targets of increasing environment-friendly clean fuel transportation. With the increasing penetration of EVs, the local emission of pollutants is also expected to drop, leading to cleaner air providing several health benefits to the public.

Recently, the firm had entered into a two-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) to set up public charging infrastructure. The objective behind the MoU was synergising business development for setting up of public charging infrastructure to ramp up e-mobility in the country.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at 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