BRPL, Shuttl Obliges to EV Conversion with Emphasis on Creating Charging Infrastructure

BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) and Shuttl, the app-based mobility company have become the newest Indian companies to join The Climate Groups’ EV 100 initiative.

Shuttl operates nearly 30,000 rides daily to commuters in the Delhi-NCR region and Kolkata. As part of the EV100 initiative, the company will enhance their fleet with 300 electric buses by 2020 and install more than 50 charging points in primary locations to power their EVs on conventional routes.

Amit Singh, Founder, Shuttl India, believed, “Shuttl is pioneering urban mobility space by offering ride-sharing in buses. Buses are the most efficient way to move people within cities – efficient with respect to emissions as well as surface area on the road. Shuttl has succeeded in moving people away from cars as it provides assured seats in AC buses and thereby reduces congestion & pollution in our cities.

“EVs are the future of mobility and Shuttl is keen to play a key role in the adoption of electric buses in India which will help further reduce emissions.”

BRPL, a joint venture between the Government of NCT and Reliance Infrastructure, allocates power to over 2.4 million customers in 21 districts in South and West Delhi. Through this initiative, the company will transform its entire service delivery fleet to electric by 2030. The utility company is also capitalizing in testing models for its facilities to support alleviating the electricity grid for EV charging, as well as pilots for how to effectually assimilate renewable electricity into its grid network.

Amal Sinha, CEO, BRPL said, “BRPL is committed towards green and sustainable initiatives that are beneficial both to our consumers, as well as the Indian public. Promoting E-Mobility and renewables are two main drivers to reach our climate action goals.  As part of this resolve, we have started inducting a fleet of electric cars and partnering with organizations to set-up a network of e­-charging stations for our consumers.”

Sustainable Transport | News published on 18/04/2019 by Moulin

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