Installation of 500 More EV Charging Stations in FY21 has been planned EESL
Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has plans to install 500 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the country during FY 2020-21.
Mr Rajat Sud, EESL Managing Director said that around 207 EESL charging stations have been installed around the country.
He also said “The beginning of the financial year was difficult as the country was dealing with the Coronavirus and its related lockdowns. EESL’s suppliers have also been facing shortages of components and labor during the lockdown that extended up till May-end. With the supply resumed from the manufacturers and opening up of transport, EESL is striding towards installing at least 500 chargers by the end of the financial year. During the year, EESL has also completed an additional procurement of 1020 chargers.”
EESL aims to set up ‘Carbon Neutral Charging Stations’ by bundling solar rooftop, battery-based charging stations, and battery swapping stations.
Also plans are being made to set up 10,000 charging stations over the next two to three years across the country. All of this work being done by EESL is part of National e-Mobility Mission with the goal of having 30 percent of the EV’s on roads by 2030.
EESL has partnered with municipalities in cities like Hyderabad, Noida, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Chennai, and is in discussion with other cities to create EV charging infrastructure. The land and location is provided free of cost by most municipal bodies or firms for public chargers to EESL.
there is a long race to be covered for achieving the goals set by the National E-Mobility Mission of the Government of India, as EESL has completed the procurement process of 10,000 e-cars. Although, to date, 1,514 e-cars have been deployed/under deployment for Government organizations. And up to 308 AC & 180 DC captive chargers have been commissioned across all offices where EVs have been delivered.