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CESL floats tender to procure 1,00,000 electric 3-wheelers, plans to offer them on lease

CESL, a wholly owned subsidiary of EESL, has issued a tender for the procurement of 1,00,000 electric 3-wheelers (E3W)
CESL floats tender to procure 1,00,000 electric 3-wheelers, plans to offer them on lease
CESL floats tender to procure 1,00,000 electric 3-wheelers, plans to offer them on lease
  • These electric 3-wheelers will be used for municipal solid waste collection, freight loaders, food and vaccine transport and passenger autos
  • CESL will lease these electric 3-wheelers to entities that wish to avail of such leasing services

New Delhi: State-owned Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), has issued a tender for the procurement of 1,00,000 electric 3-wheelers (E3W) on Friday. An official statement released by the Ministry of Power said, “A request for proposals has been issued inviting original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to provide proposals for E3W under different use-cases — including, municipal solid waste collection, freight loaders, food and vaccine transport and passenger autos. This initiative of deploying E3Ws for refrigerated cold storage and vaccine drives will, in turn, make India’s COVID recovery green and eco- friendly.”

CESL will offer electric 3-wheelers on lease/resale

CESL will lease these electric 3-wheelers to entities that wish to avail of such leasing services. CESL will also make these E3Ws available through its digital platform for resale to any entity interested in outright purchase. The scope of work for the OEM(s) includes designing, engineering, manufacturing, testing, inspection, supply, transportation, complete system warranty and transit insurance, delivery to the end-consumer and providing after sales support. “The tender has been issued to cater to the demand that CESL has aggregated from various partners and states across India,” said CESL in an official statement.

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“This tender also includes demand from cities that wish to change their garbage collection fleet from fossil fuel to electric, or add new fleet that is clean and cheaper to operate,” said CESL. All E electric 3-wheelers will be in compliance with FAME-II policy requirements. 

Through this tender, we’ll set high quality, service levels: CESL CEO

Mahua Acharya, MD & CEO, CESL, said in the statement, “CESL aims to catalyse large-scale transformation of the transportation system in India by focusing on affordability and accessibility. We are working on providing electric two-wheelers, three-wheelers, four-wheelers, electric buses and their associated charging infrastructure.”

“We will make an extra effort, if possible, to enable the deployment of 3-wheelers that have a direct impact on livelihood generation and public health. Through this large-scale tender, we will set high quality and service levels and aim to standardise the sector,” Acharya added.

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