Government plans to procure 10000 electric vehicles

Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, Raj Kumar Singh, in a written reply to a question on status of procurement of e-vehicles in the country, in Lok Sabha late last month informed that Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), under Ministry of Power, plans to procure 10000 e-vehicles through demand aggregation. Bids were invited via open tender and under Phase-I and contracts have been awarded to Tata Motors Ltd. for 250 e-cars and M/s Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. for 150 e-cars which includes five years Annual Maintenance Contract (AMC).

EESL will provide these vehicles on lease to replace the existing petrol and diesel vehicles taken on lease by various Government organizations and charge lease rent from these organizations, the Minister added.

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