India’s Ministries Urged to Deploy EVs into Fleet of Official Vehicles

Article By : PIB India

The Ministry of Power has requested all the ministries in India's government to shift their fleet of official vehicles from the current ICE-based vehicles to EVs.

The Ministry of Power has requested all the ministries in Government of India and the State Governments to join the initiative on transformative electric mobility and advise their respective departments to shift their fleet of official vehicles from the present internal combustion engine (ICE) based vehicles to electric vehicles (EVs).

Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), through its wholly owned subsidiary CESL (Convergence Energy Services Ltd), undertook consultations with State Transport Utilities (STUs), State Governments, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), and NITI Aayog, among others, to aggregate demand of 5,450 buses for deployment on operating expenses (OPEX) basis across nine major cities in India (having population over 4 million). CESL floated a unified tender on January 20, 2022, towards aggregation of e-buses. With respect to electric 3-wheelers (E3W), CESL has floated a tender to aggregate demand for one lakh E3W as per the modified Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles (FAME) Phase-II scheme. The aggregation of E3W has resulted into price reduction up to 22% in comparison to the retail segment.

EESL, through CESL, has received an aggregated demand of 930 electric 4 Wheelers (e4Ws) from various government departments at Central and State level. Further, 25,000 electric two wheelers have been aggregated for government employees of Andhra Pradesh. Also, CESL has aggregated a demand of 82,000 electric three wheelers of various categories. EESL has decided that it would do aggregation of demand only and would not get into financing the EVs in any capacity.

 

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