EESL plan to finish first lot of e-cars delayed


EESL plan to finish first lot of e-cars delayed

India’s plan to complete the distribution of the first lot of 10,000 electric cars ordered for government use has been delayed for a second time to September 2019, as only 10% of the order has so far been delivered.

Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) floated a global tender in August 2017 for the procurement of electric sedans, to be used by government departments.

The order, bagged by Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra, was expected to be delivered by June 2018, but was first delayed to March 2019 in the absence of sufficient charging infrastructure for the cars.

Since only 1,000 cars are delivered so far and as some states are still in the process of finalising their policies for electric vehicles, EESL plans to complete the distribution of the vehicles by September 2019. Read More

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