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EESL to set up 1,000 EV charging stations, hopes to deploy 5,000 cars

Firm was tasked with procuring 10,000 electric cars for govt use, but was able to deploy on 1,500 vehicles due to lack of charging stations.

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e-vehicles | Green battery car

T E Narasimhan  |  Chennai 

State-run Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), which was tasked with procuring 10,000 electric cars for government use, has said that it could procure and deploy only 1,500 cars largely because of the lack of charging stations.

The company now plans to address this issue by setting up nearly 1,000 charging stations, and is confident of deploying around 5,000 cars for various government departments by next year. EESL, a joint venture of state-owned firms under the power ministry, has finished the procurement process of 10,000 e-cars under the national e-mobility programme that was ...

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First Published: Tue, August 27 2019. 17:10 IST
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