- EESL will make an upfront investment on services pertaining to the agreement along with the operation and maintenance of public charging infrastructure by qualified manpower
- NOIDA authority will look after the provision of space for the charging infrastructure
Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has signed an agreement with the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (NOIDA) to promote electric vehicles and install public EV charging stations and related infrastructure. They said that this partnership will also facilitate the creation of an infrastructural ecosystem to accelerate e-mobility uptake.
Ritu Maheshwari, CEO, NOIDA, said, “Developing a sustainable landscape with strong supporting EV infrastructure is the key to cultivating consumer confidence in electric vehicles. This will significantly enhance consumer convenience as well. With increasing penetration of EVs, the local pollutants emission levels are also expected to reduce, leading to cleaner air and several public health beneﬁts.”
Provision of space for the charging infrastructure
EESL will make an upfront investment on services pertaining to the agreement along with the operation and maintenance of public charging infrastructure by qualified manpower. NOIDA authority will look after the provision of space for the charging infrastructure. The initiative is estimated to save over 3.7 tonnes of CO2 emissions per e-car per year as per them.
Amit Kaushik, ED, EESL said, “Electric Vehicles (EVs) are at the forefront of the world’s agenda to move towards a sustainable future and EESL is proud to be progressively leading initiatives to promote EV adoption in India under its national e-mobility programme. We are pleased to partner with NOIDA authority to co-create synergies to set up Public EV Charging Infrastructure in NOIDA.”
Noida authority has been sanctioned 162 Public EV Charging Stations (PCS). It comprises of 54 Bharat DC001 (15kW) and 108 122kW (50kW CCS2+ 50kW CHAdeMO+ 22kW Type2) Fast Chargers under the FAME India Scheme Phase-II of Department of Heavy Industry (DHI).
EESL said that till now, it has installed 20 EV chargers. Out of this, 13 are commissioned while seven are under commissioning. They have been installed around the prominent places of NOIDA such as Ganga Shopping Complex (Sector 29), near Electronic City Metro Station (Sector 63), opposite Shopprix Mall (Sector 61), near RTO office (Sector 33), Advant Chowk (Sector 142) and Main Market of Sector 50 among others.
It also said that due to its model of demand aggregation and bulk procurement, EESL receives electric vehicles and chargers at a signiﬁcantly discounted rate vis-à-vis the actual market value. It also has access to low-cost funds which makes the overall cost of project competitive.