1,590 EVs Deployed In 160 Government Departments Across 49 Cities Till Date by EESL/CESL

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To date, EESL/CESL has installed 301 EV chargers across India

India is riding high on the electrification vision with as many as 1,590 electric vehicles deployed in more than 160 Central and state government departments in 49 cities, as per data presented by the minister of state for heavy industries Krishan Pal Gurjar in the Rajya Sabha.

Deployed by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) and its wholly-owned subsidiary Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), the latter aims to have 200,000 two-wheeled EVs and 300,000 three-wheeled EVs across India.

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These e-cars are being given on a lease/outright purchase basis to replace the existing petrol and diesel vehicles taken on lease earlier, said an official statement.

EESL/CESL is also developing Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure and has signed MoUs with multiple stakeholders across municipalities, DISCOMs for location assessment study and setting up of charging infrastructures in their jurisdiction location.

To date, EESL/CESL has installed 301 EV chargers across India.

Additionally, thirteen states including Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Meghalaya, Gujarat and West Bengal have approved/notified dedicated electric vehicles (EV) policies to promote adoption of electric vehicles.

The government has also approved plenty of policies to promote the adoption of EVs in the country, including the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) 2020 and the FAME (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid & Electric Vehicles in India) India Scheme.

Under Phase-II of FAME India Scheme, Rs. 1000 crore is allocated for the development of charging stations. Further, the Ministry has sanctioned 2,877 EVs charging stations amounting to about Rs 500 crore in 68 cities across 25 States/UTs under FAME India Scheme Phase II.

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