EESL’s big challenge: Make cheaper, evolved electric vehicles


EESL’s big challenge: Make cheaper, evolved electric vehicles

State-owned Energy Efficiency Services Ltd, which leads the country’s energy efficiency and conservation drive, has thrown open a challenge for entrepreneurs and startups to develop electric cars that are more efficient in terms of performance and cheaper than what it had sought in its ecars tender last year.

As part of a two months-long innovation challenge based on a common streak of energy efficient solutions, Energy Efficiency Services (EESL), along with World Bank and World Resources Institute (WRI), has sought variants of electric cars that can run 200 km or more on a single charge and is priced not more than Rs 10 lakh.

The solutions, if viable, will be scaled up and commercialised by EESL, senior officials said. Read More

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