CESL To Empanel OEMs For E2Ws In Andhra Pradesh

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The winning bidders must deliver the E2Ws within four weeks of receiving the purchase order

Convergence Energy Services Ltd (CESL) has invited original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to empanel for supplying electric two-wheelers in Andhra Pradesh.

The New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP) has partnered with CESL to facilitate and finance electric two-wheelers based on consumer demand. Andhra Pradesh government employees will lease the electric two-wheelers for 36-60 months or make an upfront payment.

In July this year, NREDCAP signed an agreement with CESL to procure 25,000 electric two-wheelers in the state.

The scope of work for the OEMs includes designing, engineering, manufacturing, testing, inspection, supply, transportation, complete system warranty and transit insurance, delivery to the end-consumer, and providing after-sales support.

Start-ups must submit certificates issued by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) to avail the exemptions. They must be registered within the last ten years and have an annual turnover not exceeding Rs 1 billion in any of the previous financial years.

Medium and small enterprises (MSEs) are exempt from paying the bidding document cost. Of the total quantity, 25 per cent is earmarked for MSEs.

All E2Ws must meet the technical compliance under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric vehicle (FAME)-II guidelines. The E2Ws must have a 40-100 km range in a single charge; low-speed vehicles must have a minimum range of 40 km on a single charge.

The winning bidders must deliver the E2Ws within four weeks of receiving the purchase order. The last date for submission of bids is September 30, 2021.

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