Government launches the National E-mobility Programme

The central government has launched the National E-Mobility Programme to provide an impetus to the e-mobility ecosystem in the country. The programme is in line with the country’s vision of achieving 100 per cent e-mobility by 2030 and will be implemented by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), which will aggregate demand by procuring electric vehicles (EVs) in bulk to obtain economies of scale. EESL will also issue a fresh tender for 10,000 EVs to cater to the growing demand. With a total of  20,000 EVs (including EESL’s previous tender), India is expected to save around 50 million litres of fuel annually, thereby reducing carbon emissions by 0.56 million tonnes on a yearly basis.