The state-owned Energy Efficiency Services Limited’s (EESL) efforts to increase the use of electric vehicles received a boost on Monday (27 January) as MG Motor India delivered its first ZS EV to the energy service company.
The EESL had placed the order for five MG ZS electric vehicles that will be used by government officials to further the cause of EVs adoption as part of its National E-Mobility Programme.
The procurement by EESL was driven by the objective of facilitating faster adoption of disruptive solutions while balancing economic development and environmental sustainability, according to an official statement.
The EESL wants to create a market for EVs thought its unique business model of aggregation of demand and bulk procurement.
"India stands at the cusp of a new era that will be driven by sustainability. EV adoption is the future of mobility and will play a huge role in curbing the growing pollution crisis, as well as reduce the country's dependence on fossil fuels,” EESL managing director Saurabh Kumar said.
EESL is aggregating demand by procuring electric vehicles in bulk to leverage economies of scale. Till date, a total of 1,510 e-cars have been deployed and another 500 are under registration.
The National E-Mobility Programme was launched by the Centre to provide an impetus to the entire e-mobility ecosystem including vehicle manufacturers, charging infrastructure companies, fleet operators, and service providers.
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