Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has announce that it has entered into a corporation with the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) to institute facilitating infrastructure for Electric Vehicles (EVs) in AMC area over a 10-year period.
Under the terms defined in the Memorandum of Understanding signed on World Environment Day 2019, AMC and EESL shall mutually work to fast-track the adoption of e-mobility in Ahmedabad by installing around 100 public charging stations and endorsing electric vehicles on rental and purchase basis in AMC area.
Venkatesh Dwivedi, Director (Projects), EESL stated, “Electric Vehicles (EVs) are at the forefront of the global agenda to move towards a sustainable future. EESL is leading initiatives to promote EV adoption in India under the Indian Government’s National e-Mobility Mission. We are delighted to partner with Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) for harnessing synergies and opportunities in this broader effort.”
The entire investment for services pertaining to MOU shall be borne by EESL along with the operation & maintenance of Public Charging Infrastructure by qualified manpower, whereas, AMC would be responsible for the provision of space for setting up charging infrastructure and provision of requisite power connection including load sanction and meter connection for charging infrastructure. With these EVs, AMC is expected to save over 4.46 tonnes of CO2 emissions per e-car per year.
Several states in India have released policies for promoting the adoption of EVs in their respective states. Government of Gujarat is also working towards introducing a policy for the state to promote the use of electric vehicles (EV).
“Installation of public charging stations would help these legislative efforts in creating a sustainable EV ecosystem in the states. The range of anxiety among residents is expected to reduce, which would help in increasing the adoption of EVs in the city. This would help meet the state level targets of increasing EV adoption. With the increasing penetration of EVs, the local emission of pollutants is also expected to reduce, leading to cleaner air providing several health benefits to the public,” EESL issued in a statement.
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