Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of the public-sector units of the Ministry of Power and the Government of India, has scrapped the second tender to procure 10,000 electric vehicles (EVs) to be used by government departments and agencies.
EESL had issued the tender for procurement in March 2018.
The reason this tender had to be scrapped was because it had specifications for EVs in luxury bracket and the Bharat EV Charger is not compatible with high-end vehicle specifications. The government is still working on the specifications for EV chargers in India, resulting in the scrapping of the tender.
When contacted, an official in EESL’s e-mobility wing said, “Yes, the tender has been scrapped, but we will reissue it within a month or so.” For the first tender, there were only two manufacturers that participated, and EESL awarded the contracts to create demand and an initial market”. Read More