National E-Mobility Programme launched in India

National E-Mobility Programme launched in India

In line with the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEEMP) 2020 to achieve 6-7 million sales of hybrid and electric vehicles year on year from 2020 onwards, National E- Mobility programme is launched in the country on 7th March, 2018.

Shri R K Singh, Union Minister of State (IC) Power and New & Renewable Energy, launched the National E-Mobility Programme which will be implemented by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL). The Programme aims to provide an impetus to the entire E-mobility ecosystem including vehicle manufacturers, charging infrastructure companies, fleet operators, service providers, etc.

Through the business model of bulk procurement, demand aggregation, and payment model of Pay-as-you-save, EESL will help in deeper penetration and replacement of conventional Diesel and petrol vehicles with Electric Vehicles.

EESL had procured 10,000 e-vehicles last year and will issue a new tender very soon for 10,000 more E-vehicles to cater to the growing demand. With these 20,000 electric cars, India is expected to save over 5 crore litres of fuel every year leading to a reduction of over 5.6 lakh tonnes of annual CO2 emission.

Commenting on the development, Shri R K Singh said, “The future is electric. Most part of the developed world cooking is electric, and many countries have announced dates to phase out their diesel vehicles. Even our IIT teams have developed electric cooking system and we are going to go electric and go green”.

Speaking on the occasion, Secretary, Power Shri Ajay Kumar Bhalla said that the Government is focusing on creating charging infrastructure and policy framework so that by 2030 more than 30 per cent of vehicles are electricity vehicles.

During the programme, it was also highlighted that there would be no need for license for establishing the charging infrastructure in country and the tariff for this would be less than Rs 6.

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