Union Power Ministry becomes the role model: Purchases 250 Electric Vehicles from TATA MOTORS AND HYUNDAI MOTORS
Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a Super Energy Service Company
(ESCO) under the administrative control of Power Ministry is all set to procure
250 Electric Vehicles from Tata Motors and Hyundai Motor India. The companies
were selected through an international competitive bidding process, which was
aimed at increased participation.
Tata Motors Limited and Hyundai Motor India Limited won the tender and now
will supply 150 Nexon electric compact SUVs & 100 Kona electric premium
SUVs respectively for government use.
The letter of award presented
to the two companies
The letter of award for the procurement was presented to the two companies,
in the presence of Mr. Guenter Butschek, CEO & MD, Tata Motors, Mr.
Shailesh Chandra, President, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors and
Mr. Tarun Garg, Director – Sales, Marketing & Service, Hyundai Motor India
will utilize 5 Million USDollar from ADB
This procurement will utilize 5 Million USDollars from the recent
grant provided by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). EESL has received financing
from ADB towards the cost of scaling up and financing high priority areas like
Demand Side Energy Efficiency Sector Projects.
A shift to Electric Vehicles will reduce dependence on oil imports
Mr. Saurabh Kumar, Executive Vice Chairperson, EESL said, “A shift to Electric Vehicles, facilitated by our
e-mobility programme will reduce dependence on oil imports and promote power
capacity addition in India. This will greatly enhance the energy security of
the country and will also lead to reduction in GHG emissions from the transport
sector. Furthermore, we’re also working on rapid establishment of EV charging
stations, which will give a fillip to the electric vehicle sales, going
EESL will procure Tata Nexon at Rs 14.86 lakh each, Rs 13,000 cheaper than
its ex-showroom price of Rs 14.99 lakh whereas, Hyundai Kona, which offers a
higher range, will be procured at an 11 per cent lower price band of
Rs 21.36 lakh and with a standard three-year warranty. These electric
vehicles will replace the existing fleet of petrol and diesel vehicles of the
Central and State Governments. EESL has already received an order for 300 Long
Range EVs from The Agency for Non-Conventional Energy and Rural Technology
(ANERT), Kerala to be supplied in initial phase.