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.
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.
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.
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.