EVs Deployed by EESL Have so far Mitigated 5604 Tonnes of CO2 Emissions

EVs Deployed by EESL Have so far Mitigated 5604 Tonnes of CO2 Emissions

EESL has already deployed 1514 EVs on road to date, which have aided in the reduction of 5604 tonnes of CO2 emissions so far.

Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), a joint venture of PSUs under the Ministry of Power, is combating the air pollution in the nation by driving India’s e-mobility transition. In continuation of its #iCommit initiative, launched by RK Singh, Union Minister of State (IC), Ministry of Power and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, EESL is celebrated the World EV Day by continuing its commitment to transform India’s mobility landscape. The JV has already deployed 1514 electric vehicles (EVs) on road to date, under the National E-Mobility Programme; making a remarkable impact on the environment by enabling the reduction of 5604 tonnes of CO2 emissions so far.

As per a press statement, the firms’ fleet of around 1514 electric vehicles deployed on Indian roads, have travelled 3 crore green kilometers, reducing emissions to the tune of 5604 tonnes of CO2 (carbon dioxide), and 784.25 kg of PM (particulate matter). These hazardous emissions are associated with chronic respiratory diseases and pose a serious threat to public health.

Electric vehicles provide a solution to air pollution and contribute to sustainable development. EVs deployed by EESL has already helped save 2.09 million litres of fuel and led to energy savings of approximately Rs 1359.4 lakh.

With the aim to provide an impetus to the entire e-mobility ecosystem, the Government of India launched the National E-Mobility Programme in 2018. The objective of this programme is to create a sustainable demand for e-vehicles, promote domestic manufacturing for both EVs and lithium-ion batteries, reduce oil imports, and GHG emissions from the transport sector.

Saurabh Kumar, EVC, EESL stated, “there are no two ways about the fact that the future of mobility, not only in India but globally, is electric and it is time we equipped ourselves for it. With a supportive policy framework, India’s journey towards electric mobility has commenced. It is now incumbent upon us as stakeholders to join forces and enable a clean, green, and electric future for better public health and quality of life for ourselves and our coming generations.”

The JV is also working assiduously towards accelerating the EV adoption in India. The company is aggressively working towards building a robust EV charging ecosystem in the country. As on date, 534 Captive chargers (342 AC and 192 DC) have also been commissioned in State/UT of Andaman & Nicobar Island, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, etc. It has also signed agreements with various PSUs, Government departments, State Governments, Taxi Aggregators for deploying e-cars.

Till date, 156 nos. of Public Charging Stations (PCS) have been installed in NDMC Delhi, SDMC Delhi, CMRL Chennai, Maha Metro Nagpur, Noida Authority, Naya Raipur Development Authority and NKDA Kolkata. Furthermore, India’s first public charging plaza at Chelmsford Club, New Delhi was inaugurated on July 20, 2020. The charging plaza can charge 14 EVs at the same time.

“EESL plans to leverage efficiencies of scale and drive down costs through its innovative business model, while supporting local manufacturing facilities, gaining technical competencies for the long- term growth of the EV industry and enabling Indian EV manufacturers to emerge as major global players,” the firm stated.

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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.