EESL, HPCL Sign Pact To Set Up EV Charging Infrastructure In India
An electric vehicle charger is plugged into a vehicle. (Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg)

EESL, HPCL Sign Pact To Set Up EV Charging Infrastructure In India

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Energy Efficiency Services Ltd. has signed a memorandum of understanding with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. for setting up charging infrastructure to boost electric mobility.

EESL is a joint venture of four public sector enterprises under the Ministry of Power.

The MoU covers collaboration for planning, development and installation of charging facilities at suitable locations for two, three, and four-wheeler electric vehicles.

"With the installation of public charging stations, the range anxiety of EV (electric vehicle) owners is expected to reduce, which will increase the adoption of electric mobility. This will also bring down automobiles emissions, enabling cleaner and greener environment, in turn, safeguarding public from health risks," EESL said.

Commenting on the partnership, EESL Managing Director Saurabh Kumar said that this tie-up will address the range anxiety concerns that EV adopters may have.

"Increased access to charging infrastructure is vital for the uptake of electric mobility across the entire EV ecosystem of two, three, and four-wheelers.

“Our partnership with HPCL will also establish more visibility of charging infrastructure, sending a signal to the general public that India's electric mobility vision is being realised in full potential," he added.

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