- Both EESL and BSNL have entered this MOU with the objective of building electric vehicle infrastructure in BSNL
- BSNL would provide the requisite space and power connections for installing the charging infrastructure
- EESL has also commissioned 300 AC and 170 DC chargers across India, with 65 public charging points currently operational in Delhi NCR
Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has signed a 10-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with BSNL (Punjab Telecom Circle) to install 100 public charging stations to boost e-mobility in Punjab.
Both EESL and BSNL have entered this MOU with the objective of building electric vehicle infrastructure in BSNL and explore synergy for further promoting EVs, including electric two-wheelers in the state.
What to expect?
Under the MoU, EESL will make the entire upfront investment on services pertaining to the MoU. It will also monitor the operations and maintenance of the public charging infrastructure by using qualified personnel. BSNL would provide the requisite space and power connections for installing the charging infrastructure.
“Developing a strong supporting EV infrastructure is the key to cultivating consumer confidence in electric vehicles and would significantly enhance consumer convenience as well,” said Venkatesh Dwivedi, Director (Projects), EESL.
He added, “EESL is leading initiatives to promote EV adoption in India under its national e-mobility programme. We are glad to partner with BSNL for synergistic action on setting up public charging infrastructure and services in Chandigarh.”
EESL has also commissioned 300 AC and 170 DC chargers across India, with 65 public charging points currently operational in Delhi NCR. The company has also signed MoUs with Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), Noida Authority, Chennai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (CMRCL), Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation (JMRCL), Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and Commissioner and Director of Municipal Administration (CDMA) for development of Public Charging Stations (PCS) in their respective areas.