Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) the state-owned energy service company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with telecom PSU Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) for installing 1,000 EV charging stations.
The EV charging stations will be installed at 1,000 BSNL sites in a phased manner across the country and BSNL will provide the necessary power connections and space for the charging infrastructure to be developed.
EESL will bear the entire upfront investment on the services, including operations and maintenance of the charging station, said EESL in a company statement.
EESL has already commissioned 300 AC and 170 DC chargers across India and has installed 66 public charging points in Delhi-NCR alone.
The state-owned super-energy service company, thanks to its innovative model of demand aggregation and bulk procurement, receives EVs and chargers at a significantly lower rate as compared to the market value.