State-owned Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) – an entity under the Ministry of Power, Government of India, has launched an electric two-wheeler programme in Kerala. The programme is custom-designed for employees of the Government of Kerala, and vehicles are made available by CESL through its relationship with vehicle manufacturers.
All vehicles will benefit from the Central Government’s subsidy programme FAME II, which allows customers to access a significant subsidy that brings electric vehicles closer to the cost of their fossil fuel equivalents.
This programme is carried out in collaboration with the Energy Management Centre (EMC), Government of Kerala. The Scheme was inaugurated by the Minister for Electricity, K. Krishnankutty, in the presence of MLA, V. K. Prasanth, Mayor of Thiruvananthapuram Corporation and Arya Rajendran amongst other dignitaries.
The Government of Kerala has undertaken several initiatives to increase electric mobility penetration in the state. This is the first state in the CESL portfolio to move ahead and ordering two-wheelers. The launch of this scheme, therefore, makes Kerala the first user of the digital marketplace – MyEV – which will enable easy access to consumers for booking and buying electric two-wheelers. Special design features have enabled a virtual experience to come as close to being at a showroom – designed to reduce physical visits to retail outlets with the COVID pandemic still looming in the country. Interested consumers can visit www.MyEV.org.in or download Mobile App: MyEV via playstore on their handsets