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Andhra Pradesh To Procure 25K Electric 2-wheelers For Government Employees

The move is expected to boost e-mobility in the country

Andhra Pradesh To Procure 25K Electric 2-wheelers For Government Employees
CESL signs agreement with NREDCAP (Andhra Pradesh) for providing 25,000 electric 2 wheelers to the state
Andhra Pradesh To Procure 25K Electric 2-wheelers For Government Employees
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2021-07-13T13:44:15+05:30

Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), a Union government-run company signed an agreement with New & Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP) to provide 25,000 electric 2-wheeler vehicles to the state. The vehicles will be distributed to AP government employees.

Responding to the agreement, Andhra Pradesh Energy Minister, Balineni Srinivasa Reddy said: “Our vision, with the procurement of 25,000 two-wheeler electric vehicles, is to make Andhra Pradesh go electric. We have been effectively providing affordable and clean power and a fillip to e-mobility will make a further push towards clean energy adoption. Electric 2-wheelers for government employees will boost energy and financial savings and we hope more and more people will also make a shift to EVs.”

Under the agreement CESL and NREDCAP will work to aggregate demand, deploy electric vehicles, and build charging infrastructure in the state. CESL will devise a suitable payment security mechanism, which will be facilitated by NREDCAP, a press statement issued by CESL stated.

Stating that the move will be a game changer for e-mobility in Andhra Pradesh, Srikant Nagulapalli, Chairman, NREDCAP said: “Apart from mitigating climate change, electric mobility is going to be a key economic growth driver and we are focused to build the e-mobility ecosystem in the state. We will encourage all government employees including cooperative societies, public sector undertakings, village, ward secretariat staff and others to opt for EVs. A bigger fleet of EVs in the government will encourage greater uptake among the masses.”

Mahua Acharya, MD & CEO, CESL, seconded Nagulapalli and said this move will accelerate the adoption of e-mobility in the country.

According to the CESL press statement, the vehicles will be provided on a monthly lease inclusive of a comprehensive insurance that will be deducted as EMI from the volunteering government employee’s account.

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