Power solutions provider Exicom Tele-Systems is going to supply 125 electric vehicle chargers to state-run Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) for charging vehicles procured from Tata Motors Ltd and Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd (M&M).
According to the report, Gurugram-based Exicom Tele-Systems will install 100 AC charging stations with a capacity of 3.3 kilowatt; the remaining 25 will be DC battery charging stations with a capacity of 15 kilowatt.
On 30 October, EESL launched a snap bid for electric vehicle chargers initiated for faster launch of charging stations for the first batch of electric vehicles that has already been delivered.
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EESL is a joint-venture comprising four government-owned power sector entities — NTPC, Power Grid, Power Finance Corp and Rural Electrification Corporation. Recently it floated two global tenders in the past months for such numbers of e-vehicles as part of a plan to replace the five-lakh petrol and diesel cars used by the government and its agencies over a 3-4 year period.
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In September, Tata Motors won the first government contract for supplying 10,000 electric variants of the Tigor, its sedan car. outbidding Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) in the contest for the Rs1,120 crore order.
Later on, Mahindra agreed to match the lowest bidding pricing for phase I and therefore qualify to supply 150 electric vehicles, as per the tender conditions.
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Following the bid, Tata Motors rolled out the first batch of the electric variant of its compact sedan Tigor from its Sanand facility in Gujarat, which was flagged off by N Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Sons and Ratan Tata, Chairman Emeritus, Tata Group in presence of Tata Motors head, Guenter Butschek.