The Government of India had launched the National E-Mobility Program in 2018. The objective of this program is to create a sustainable demand for e-vehicles, promote domestic manufacturing for both EVs and lithium-ion battery, reduce oil imports and GHG emissions from the transport sector
Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) is combating the air pollution in the nation by driving India’s e-mobility transition. EESL has already deployed 1514 electric vehicles on road till date, under the National E-Mobility Program. The company said that the same had helped reduce 5360 tonnes of CO2 emissions so far.
“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,” noted Saurabh Kumar, EVC, EESL.
Accelerating the EV adoption in India
EESL noted that it 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 & 192 DC) have also been commissioned in State/UT of Andaman & Nicobar Island, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Arunachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
EESL has signed agreements with various PSUs, Government departments, State Governments, Taxi Aggregators for deploying e-cars. The fleet of around 1514 electric vehicles, deployed on road by EESL, has travelled three crore green kilometers, reducing emissions to the tune of 5604 tonnes of CO2 (carbon dioxide) 784.25 kg of PM (particulate matter). These hazardous emissions are associated with chronic respiratory diseases and pose a serious threat to public health.
The Government of India had launched the National E-Mobility Program in 2018. The objective of this program is to create a sustainable demand for e-vehicles, promote domestic manufacturing for both EVs and lithium-ion battery, reduce oil imports and GHG emissions from the transport sector.
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 20th July 2020. The charging plaza can charge 14 e-cars 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.