Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL) has announced that a tender has been floated for 5,690 e-buses, after the success of the Grand Challenge based tender for 5,450 e-buses.
This unified tender calling for proposals for the provision of mobility services benefits from the participation of Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Telangana and Arunachal Pradesh. This is the first tender under the National Electric Bus Programme (NEBP) which aims to effect the deployment of 50,000 e-buses across the country. The NEBP will seek to aggregate demand for e-buses across the country, support state transport undertakings to integrate them into their operations, and work with states and discoms alike to support the creation of charging infrastructure at their depots. It contains demand for three types of e-buses – 7m, 9m and 12m on a gross cost contracting basis, requesting bidders to quote a price per kilometer for operating services over 12 years.