In world’s single largest single electric vehicle procurement, the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), will procure 10,000 electric vehicles from Tata Motors Limited.
These cars are to replace, over 3 to 4 years, the petrol and diesel cars used by Government and its agencies. Government uses about 5 lakh petrol and diesel vehicles.
EESL, under the Ministry of Power, Government of India (GoI), selected the Tatas following an international bidding in which Tata Motors Limited, Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) and Nissan participated.
Tata Motors quoted the lowest price of Rs. 10.16 Lakh (exclusive of GST) in its bid.
EESL, with its aim to induce disruptions in the energy efficient services market, will also select a service provider agency, which will carry out end-to-end fleet management of the procured vehicles for the concerned government customer.
“EESL’s EV programme is a comprehensive solution to facilitate adoption of the disruptive technology in the country,” a government statement said.
NITI Aayog has estimated that shared, electric, and connected vehicles can reduce the energy demand in India by 64% and carbon emissions by 37%, in 2030.