Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL) has floated a tender for 4,675 electric buses worth Rs 50 billion.
Three states, Delhi, Kerala and Telangana, are covered in this tender, and will deploy 2,400, 775 and 1,500 e-buses, respectively. This is the second tender under the National Electric Bus Programme. Also, this is the third tender for e-buses following the Grand Challenge tender of 5,450 e-buses, and a recently concluded tender for 6,465 e-buses. The tender includes three types of electric buses — 9-m standard floor AC, and 12-m low floor and standard floor non-AC and AC electric buses. These buses will be owned and maintained by service providers for a period of 10 and 12 years.