EESL Inks Pact With Apollo Hospitals To Install Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
A basic EV charging stations can be set up for Rs 2 lakh and can charge four vehicles at a time. (Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg)

EESL Inks Pact With Apollo Hospitals To Install Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

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State-run Energy Efficiency Services Ltd. said it has signed a 10-year memorandum of understanding with Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd. to install public electric vehicle charging stations in its hospitals across the country.

“This is a first such MoU by EESL with a private partner, to set up public charging infrastructure in the country,” the company said in a statement.

EESL, according to the agreement, will make the entire upfront investment on specified services and deploy qualified manpower for the operation and maintenance of the public charging infrastructure.

“Developing a strong supporting infrastructure is vital to build consumer confidence in electric vehicles. Our MoU with Apollo Hospitals reinforces the role of the private sector in achieving the goal of National Electric Mobility Programme,” Venkatesh Dwivedi, director of projects at EESL, said.

“Electric mobility is vital to reducing airborne emissions and enhancing air quality, a cause the healthcare sector can resonate with.”

Apollo Hospitals will provide the requisite space and power connections for the charging infrastructure, it said.

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