The Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), a Government company under the Ministry of Power, signed an agreement with the New & Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP) to provide 25,000 electric two-wheelers in the state.
These electric vehicles will be provided to state government employees of and the number may increase as per requirement, said a press release.
Under the agreement CESL and NREDCAP will work to aggregate demand, deploy electric vehicles, and build charging infrastructure. CESL will devise a suitable payment security mechanism, which will be facilitated by NREDCAP.
Andhra Pradesh’s Energy Minister, Mr. Balineni Srinivasa Reddy, said, “Our vision, with the procurement of 25,000 two-wheeler electric vehicles, is to make Andhra Pradesh go electric. We have been effectively providing affordable and clean power and a fillip to e-mobility will make a further push towards clean energy adoption.”
Mr Srikant Nagulapalli, Chairman, NREDCAP, said: “Providing 25,000 two-wheeler electric vehicles to Government employees will be game-changing for e-mobility in the state. Apart from mitigating climate change, electric mobility is going to be a key economic growth driver and we are focused to build the e-mobility ecosystem in the state.”
Ms Mahua Acharya, MD & CEO, CESL, said, “Andhra Pradesh’s decision to go electric will accelerate e-mobility adoption in the country, hopefully providing a blueprint for other states to adopt.”