The government has revised its tender seeking to buy electric cars for the use of the state, following objections by some companies that the specifications initially put out were tailored to suit a certain manufacturer.
Specifically, the state-owned Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), which is buying 10,000 electric cars, has done away with the requirement that these have to be sedans, according to the revised document available on its website.
The revised specifications also include safety features.
The agency has extended the last date for submitting the online bids by a few days to 28 September.
The changes will likely increase participation because more manufacturers are now keen on the bid, Saurabh Kumar, managing director at EESL, said in an interview on Monday. “There’s a lot of interest; we wanted to make sure that we do whatever possible to get more people to participate.” Read More…