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EESL to procure 1000 EVs with range of 180 km per charge by September 2020

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) is reportedly looking to procure 1,000 EVs, having a range of 180 km per charge by September this year.

Saurabh Kumar, MD, EESL speaking to ET said the firm has been approached by Baghirathi Travel Solutions and Lithium Urban Technologies, for leasing Electric Vehicles to their fleet services.

The public #tender was floated by the central government last week, through the state-owned EESL with an aim to turn its entire fleet to electric by 2030.

The bidding process closes on February 29, 2020.

EESL requires two types of electric vehicles – one, 750 EVs with a standard three-year warranty and annual maintenance cost (AMC) of three years Another, 250 EVs with a six-year warranty and AMC for six years.

Recently EESL partnered with BHEL for installation of Electric vehicle charging stations in India.

As part of the quality check, the chargers are certified by ARAI Pune.

By April, EESL will to start with the installations. Kumar said “By the end of March 2021, we should have at least 2,000 charging stations in 10 cities.”