1,590 Electric Vehicles in more than 160 Central and State Government Departments in 49 cities deployed/under deployment by EESL/CESL

New Delhi : As per information received from Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), under Ministry of Power, Government of India, through Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL – 100% Owned subsidiary of EESL) is implementing e-Mobility Programmewith the objective to reduce dependence on oil imports & to provide an impetus for domestic electric vehicle manufacturers, charging infrastructure companies, fleet operators, service providers, etc. to gain efficiencies of scale and drive down costs, create local manufacturing facilities, grow technical competencies for the long-term growth of the electric vehicle (EV) industry in India and to enable Indian EV manufacturers to emerge as major global players.

Under this programme, EESL/CESL concluded the procurement of various categories of electric cars through an international competitive bidding process.  Till date, EESL/CESL have deployed/under deployment 1,590 EVs in more than 160 Central and state government departments in 49 cities.  These e-cars are being given on lease/outright purchase basis to replace the existing petrol and diesel vehicles taken on lease earlier.

EESL/CESL is also developing Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure and has signed MoUs with multiple stakeholders across municipalities, DISCOMs for location assessment study and setting up of charging infrastructures in their jurisdiction location.  As on date EESL/CESL has installed 301 nos. of EV chargers across India.

Thirteen states of Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Meghalaya, Gujarat and West Bengal have approved/notified dedicated electric vehicles (EV) policies to promote adoption of electric vehicles.

The National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) 2020 is a National Mission document providing the vision and the roadmap for the faster adoption of electric vehicles and their manufacturing in the country.This plan was designed to enhance national fuel security, to provide affordable and environmentally friendly transportation and to enable the Indian automotive industry to achieve global manufacturing leadership.

Based on outcome and experience gained during Phase-I of FAME India Scheme and after having consultations with all stakeholders, including Industry and Industry Associations, theGovernment notified Phase-II of FAME India Scheme for a period of three years commencing from 1st Apri1,2019 with a total budgetary support of Rs. 10,000 crore.

Under Phase-II of FAME India Scheme, Rs. 1000 Cr. is allocated for development of charging stations. Further, the Ministry has sanctioned 2,877 Electric Vehicles (EVs) Charging Stations amounting to Rs 500 Crore (Approx.) in 68 cities across 25 States/UTs under FAME India (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid & Electric Vehicles in India) Scheme Phase II.The details of charging stations functional in the country for electric vehicles under FAME India Scheme is at ANNEXURE-I

The State wise details of Public Charging Stations installed by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), Power Grid Corporation Ltd. (PGCIL) and NTPC Ltd. are enclosed at ANNEXURE II.

ANNEXURE-I

Details of Charging Stations installed (As on 06-07-2021)

City Charging Stations Highway Charging Stations
Chandigarh 48 Delhi -Chandigarh 24
Delhi 94 Mum-Pune 15
Rajasthan 49 Delhi- Jaipur- Agra 29
Karnataka 45 Jaipur-Delhi Highway 9
Jharkhand 29    
Goa 19    
Telangana  50    
Uttar Pradesh 11    
Himachal Pradesh 7    
Total 352   77

ANNEXURE-II

Details of Public Charging Stations installed by CPSUs under Ministry of Power

EESL NTPC PGCIL
State No. of PCS installed State No. of PCS installed State No. of PCS installed
Chhattisgarh 2 Haryana 4 Gujarat 2
Delhi 73 Uttar Pradesh 16 Karnataka 2
Goa 1 Delhi 42 Delhi 4
Gujarat 0 Madhya Pradesh 12 Haryana 1
Haryana 2 Andhra Pradesh 2 Telangana 6
Karnataka 1 Telangana 2 Kerala 2
Kerala 7 Tamil Nadu 8
Maharashtra 2 Kerala 2
Tamil Nadu 20 Gujarat 4
Uttar Pradesh 21 Karnataka 8
West Bengal 18
Total 147   100   17

This information was given in a written reply by the Minister of State for Heavy Industries Krishan Pal Gurjar in Rajya Sabha today.