To boost up the adoption and use of electric vehicles
in Goa, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh, the Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL)
will supply 30,000 electric two-wheelers to the three states. The pact signed
by the three states and CESL, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy
Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), also includes the setting up of charging
The electronic vehicle (EV) scheme run by CESL will be
open to all Goans under the pact. However, in Kerala and Andhra Pradesh, the
scheme will only be open to government employees.
In addition to these, CESL is also going to enter into
a pact with the Pune Municipal Corporation. The pact is for leasing out and
operating three-wheeler electric vehicles for the municipal body's garbage
The CESL is aiming to have as many
as two lakh two-wheelers and three lakh three-wheelers electric vehicles across
India. It plans to nearly halve the price of the two-wheeler electric vehicles
from the current about Rs 1.4 lakhs to about Rs 75,000.
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