The public sectors NTPC, Power Finance Corporation, Rural Electrification and PowerGrid Corporation along with EESL is a joint venture. Last Year the company issued a tender for 10000 electric vehicles to replace the government’s fleet in line with a vision to switch to 100% electric mobility by 2030. The tender speaks of 500 vehicles to be procured in phase one and the rest in the second phase was reportedly won by Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra. Mahindra delivered the first set of its e-Verito sedans to EESL on November 15, 2017 followed by Tata Motors ,which delivered their Tiger Electric Sedans on 14th December,2017. The tender for the second round is out and is likely to attract more such participants.
The EESL expects to reduce 5 crore liters of fuel consumption every year with this pact, which will reduce the annual rate of carbon dioxide emission by 5.6 lakhs tonnes.They ave also drawn the blueprint to set up charging stations all throughout the map. “We have already laid down 2500 charging stations in Delhi and a tender has been floated to set up an additional 2500 stations across the country, ” are the words of Kumar.