An MoU was signed between Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) and India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) to collaborate jointly to ensure faster adoption of EV mobility & pan India scaling of EV charging infrastructure.
The initial focus of their work will be on the development and deployment of the pilot EV tracker tool including associated hardware, and an analysis of the potential for Telecom towers to double up as EV charging stations along the Golden Quadrilateral of India.
Dr Rahul Walawalkar, President, IESA and Shri Saurabh Kumar, Vice Chairman, EESL Group signed the MoU with the presence of Debi Prasad Dash, Executive Director, IESA and Mr. Amit Kaushik, Executive Director (Growth), EESL with key Industry players.
EESL driving the EV adoption in government establishments and PSU side while IESA will drive the adoption in private side and will help the companies, corporates and private users to accelerate emobility adoption.
IESA also launched EV adopters club (IESA-EAC) accelerating private adoption of xEVs in India. The club will work on Phased approach. EESL to provide 3 months free charging to the members of IESA- EAC members across India at EESL facilities. Phase 1 will monitor driving patterns, XEV battery health. Phase 2 will have recommendations and suggestions with best use case to OEM’s and Phase 3 will have replication at various industrial hubs. IESA and EESL will also jointly work on knowledge and capacity building activity for OEMs, battery operators and for charging station installers.
Dr. Rahul Walawalkar, President, India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) opinions, “It’s great to see how fast e-Mobility eco system is evolving in India. Since the last e-Mobility conclave, we have already seen introduction of new EV models which have generated a lot of interest from consumers. The commercial fleets are rapidly adopting e-Mobility across 2W 3W & 4W segments. We need to focus on right deployment of charging infrastructure to make it easy for users to switch to electric vehicles. With the upcoming advanced chemistry cell battery manufacturing mission of 50 GWh, we are confident that India can develop a robust eco system for R&D and manufacturing of advanced battery & EV technologies. India Energy Storage Alliance with its partnership with Energy Efficiency Services Ltd is looking to play a role in accelerating faster adoption of EVs through launch of EV Adopter Club.”