- EESL will make the entire upfront investment on services pertaining to the MoU
- It will also look after the operation and maintenance of public charging infrastructure by qualified manpower
- NOIDA would be responsible for the provision of space, and requisite power connection for the charging infrastructure
- The initiative is estimated to save over 4.04 tonnes of CO2 emissions per e-car per year
Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of PSUs under the Ministry of Power, Government of India, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (NOIDA) to promote electric vehicles and install around 100 public charging stations. The MoU will fast-track the adoption of e-mobility in NOIDA by promoting robust EV infrastructure.
Saurabh Kumar, managing director, EESL and Ritu Maheshwari, CEO, NOIDA signed the MoU in the august presence of Alok Tandon, chairman NOIDA.
A holistic approach
Speaking at the MoU signing ceremony, Alok Tandon, chairman NOIDA, said, ‘’We are constantly striving to make NOIDA cleaner, greener and more sustainable. Establishing a public charging infrastructure in the city will greatly augment these efforts and will spur EV adoption in the city. With this partnership with EESL, we envisage the eMobility movement to gain traction in the city.”
Ritu Maheshwari, CEO, NOIDA, said, “Installation of public charging stations will reduce the range anxiety among NOIDA residents and accelerate the adoption of EVs in the area. A robust public charging infrastructure complements the legislative efforts in creating a sustainable EV ecosystem. With the increasing penetration of EVs, the local emission of pollutants is also expected to reduce, leading to cleaner air and several public health beneﬁts.”
Saurabh Kumar, MD EESL said, “Electric Vehicles (EVs) are a viable solution to combat air pollution and ensure a greener future. We are spearheading EV adoption in India under the Government’s National eMobility Programme. EESL believes that ensuring consumer convenience is critical to accelerate eMobility in India. Developing a robust supporting infrastructure, therefore, is key to catalyse consumer confidence in EVs. We are delighted to partner with NOIDA to accelerate the adoption of EVs by developing robust EV charging infrastructure.”
Plan of action
EESL will make the entire upfront investment on services pertaining to the MoU along with the operation and maintenance of public charging infrastructure by qualified manpower. NOIDA would be responsible for the provision of space, and requisite power connection for the charging infrastructure. The initiative is estimated to save over 4.04 tonnes of CO2 emissions per e-car per year.