Energy Efficiency Services (EESL) is reportedly trying to rope in more states and planning to roll out of 9,500 electric vehicles this year across India, as the first 500 cars are ready to be delivered in Delhi next week.
In August last year EESL floated tender for 10,000 electric cars. The first part the tender required 500 vehicles to be rolled out, while the remaining are to be delivered in the second phase of the tender reports ET.
The report states that only the first batch of cars was to be deployed in Delhi-NCR and the remaining 9,500 can be deployed in Delhi and any other state.
Speaking to the publication Saurabh Kumar, managing director, EESL said “We are actually planning to make it a pan-India rollout. Many states have evinced interest in our EV programme. Once we start the roll out at the NCR level, more states will follow.”
The first batch of 500 electric cars is ready to be delivered to the Central government around January 15 and the supporting charging infrastructure is in place.
Currently Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat are the states apart from Delhi who have come forward to be a part of the electric vehicle roll out in the second phase.
EESL is looking to approach more states for the second phase of the electric vehicles, the company is expected to float another tender for 10,000 electric cars in March-April of 2018.