Energy Services Limited (CESL), a company under the Ministry of Power, has
signed an agreement with the New & Renewable Energy Development Corporation
of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP) to provide 25,000 electric two-wheelers to the
state. The EVs will be provided to the state government employees.
CESL and NREDCAP
will aggregate demand, deploy EVs and build charging infrastructure. They will
also devise a payment security mechanism.
two-wheelers will be provided on a monthly lease. It will come with
comprehensive insurance that will be deducted as EMI from the volunteering
government employee’s account. The EVs will also come with a standard warranty
of three years against any manufacturing defect. The batteries will also carry
a warranty for three years or 60,000 km, whichever is earlier.
Srinivasa Reddy, Energy Minister of Andhra Pradesh said that the electric two-wheelers for the government
employees will boost energy and financial savings, which will encourage more
people to also make a shift to EVs.
Nagulapalli, Chairman, NREDCAP said that it will encourage all government
employees including cooperative societies, public sector undertakings and
others to opt EVs.
MD & CEO, CESL said that Andhra Pradesh’s decision to go electric will
accelerate e-mobility adoption in India and provide a blueprint for other
states as well.
Source – Express
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