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What is National E-Mobility Programme in India?

Jan 3, 2019 18:10 IST
    What is National E-Mobility Programme in India?

    The National E-Mobility Programme is a type of environmental programme of India to create policy framework and charging infrastructure to ensure that 30% of the vehicles on road are electric vehicles, by 2030. E-mobility is a critical aspect of overall achievement of Energy Efficiency. From this programme India’s aims to develop as a responsible power, with the motto- “Healthier world, healthier country”, and long term goal is to leave behind a better world.

    What is National E-Mobility Programme?

    The National E-Mobility Programme is launched to provide an impetus to the entire e-mobility ecosystem including vehicle manufacturers, charging infrastructure companies, fleet operators, service providers, etc.

    This Programme will be implemented by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) which will aggregate demand by procuring electric vehicles in bulk to get economies of scale. These electric vehicles will replace the existing fleet of petrol and diesel 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.

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    What is Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL)?

    Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) is working under the Ministry of Power (Government of India) towards mainstreaming energy efficiency and is implementing the world’s largest energy efficiency portfolio in the country. Its prime objective is to create market access for efficient and future ready transformative solutions that create a win-win situation for every stakeholder.

    Hence, we can say that this programme will reduce India’s dependency on the coal feeding power plants for the electricity generation. It is a step towards reducing our carbon footprint and promise towards a more sustainable, greener, cleaner future. It also promotes indigenous production of e- vehicles and creates a booming market for ancillary industries.

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