Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a Super Energy Service Company (ESCO) under the administrative control of Ministry of Power, Government of India, signed an agreement with the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), to lease out electric vehicles and install electric vehicles (EV) chargers at its offices.
The vehicles would be procured by EESL under the Government of India’s National E-Mobility Programme and will be supplied at a monthly lease rental Rs. 22,500 per car, inclusive of maintenance expenditure.
This will not only reduce the costs of hired cars, but also substantially reduce emissions. Dignitaries present at the signing of the agreement included: Kalvakuntla Taraka Rama Rao, Minister for Municipal Administration & Urban Development, Industries & Commerce, Government of Telangana; and Shri Erik Solheim, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme and Renu Narang, Director (Finance), EESL. Marking the beginning of e-mobility in the historical city of Hyderabad, Shri Kalvakuntla Taraka Rama Rao flagged off the EVs here.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister Kalvakuntla Taraka Rama Rao said, “The city of Hyderabad is India’s innovation hub, and is capable of setting an example for electric mobility adoption. It is our vision to achieve a sustained and phased migration to electric vehicles in Telangana. Our agreement with EESL will be instrumental in meeting the state’s E- Mobility vision. We look forward to the GHMC EV programme as a successful pilot initiative to not only transform mobility, but also create the infrastructure for EV manufacturing as another economic opportunity.”