EESL signs MoU with BHEL to set up a network of public charging stations at highways and cities across India

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Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture under
Ministry of Power has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bharat Heavy
Electricals Limited (BHEL), one of the largest engineering and manufacturing enterprises in
India to set up a network of Public Charging Infrastructure for electric mobility at various
highways across the country.

EESL & BHEL will jointly explore opportunities in the field of e-mobility and fast-track the
adoption of EVs in the country under Government of India’s National E-Mobility
Programme.

As part of the MoU, BHEL will offer complete EPC solutions from concept to commissioning
while EESL will make the entire upfront investment on services, along with the operation
and maintenance of the public charging infrastructure. The MoU covers collaboration for
identifying, planning, development and installation of charging stations at suitable
locations.

Commenting on the partnership, Shri. Saurabh Kumar, Managing Director, EESL said,
“Mobility is changing rapidly, and India is powering ahead to a sustainability-driven future by
adopting electric vehicles. Availability of adequate charging infrastructure is one of the key
requirements for further accelerating EV adoption in India. Setting up various charging
stations at highways will boost the interest of public commuting from one city to another
enabling a smooth and sustainable transition to a future-oriented mobility solution.”
Installation of public charging stations will help create a sustainable EV ecosystem in the
states and cities to promote local adoption of E-mobility.

With installation of public charging stations, the range anxiety among public is expected to reduce, which would help in increasing the adoption of EVs in the cities across India. This would also help meet the state level targets of increasing environment friendly clean fuel transportation. With increasing penetration of EVs, the local emission of pollutants is also expected to drop,leading to cleaner air providing several health benefits to the public.

 

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