Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) has reportedly shortlisted around 8 companies/associations to set up EV charging stations in select locations in the state.
The agencies has been selected by the board after inviting expression of interest from competent agencies.
Among the selected companies/association include two Kerala based associations and Mumbai based Tata Power Company Ltd.
According to ET the empanelled bidders are: Bridge Way Motors LLP, Kozhikode and EXICOM Pvt Ltd Gurgaon (), Okaya Power Pvt Ltd, New Delhi, Indus Motor company pvt ltd, Calicut and Delta Electronics India Pvt Ltd, Chennai (Consortium), Trinity Clean tech pvt Ltd, Telangana, Energy Efficiency Services Ltd, New Delhi, Tirex Power company ltd, Ahmedabad, Tata Power Company Ltd, Mumbai and Neel Metal Products Ltd, New Delhi.
KSEB recently opened an EV station in government secretariat compound.
The publication notes that the board would be setting up charging centres at first in six corporation/Municipality areas, namely Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Kochi, Thrissur, Kozhikode and Kannu in a bid to make the state ready for smooth rollout for EVs.
KSEB with the agencis selected plan to set up 64 charging stations in Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam and Kozhikode districts.
The publication further notes that of this,33 EV charging stations would be coming up in land under government/local bodies and autonomous bodies. 20 would be set up in KSEB land and the rest 11 in private land.