Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) has signed an agreement with the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (Noida) to promote electric vehicles and install public EV charging stations and related infrastructure.
EESL will make an upfront investment on services pertaining to the agreement along with the operation and maintenance of public charging infrastructure. Noida authority will be responsible for the provision of space for the charging infrastructure. The initiative is estimated to save over 3.7 tonnes of CO2 emissions per e-car per year, an official statement said.
Noida CEO Ritu Maheshwari said, “Developing a sustainable landscape with strong supporting EV infrastructure is the key to cultivating consumer confidence in electric vehicles. This will significantly enhance consumer convenience as well. With increasing penetration of EVs, the local pollutants emission levels are also expected to reduce, leading to cleaner air and several public health beneﬁts.”
Noida authority has been sanctioned 162 Public EV Charging Stations under the FAME India Scheme Phase-II of Department of Heavy Industry (DHI). EESL is the selected organisation for deployment of public charging stations in Noida City. So far, EESL has installed 20 EV chargers, 13 are commissioned and 7 are under commissioning.
EESL executive director Amit Kaushik said, “Electric Vehicles (EVs) are at the forefront of the world’s agenda to move towards a sustainable future and EESL is proud to be progressively leading initiatives to promote EV adoption in India under its national e-mobility programme. We are pleased to partner with Noida authority to co-create synergies to set up Public EV Charging Infrastructure in Noida.”