CESL, HPCL inks agreement for setting up EV charging infra across the country
Convergence Energy Services (CESL) – a wholly-owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services (EESL) has announced that it has signed an agreement with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) for setting up charging infrastructure in selected retail outlets in numerous cities across the country.
Spanning 10 years, the agreement involves CESL and HPCL to cooperatively undertake setting up of EV charging points in many cities comprising Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, and Pune.
These charging points will have one or more types of chargers with fast, slow, or moderate speed capacity. They will be operated through an app of CESL, which will enable better control and monitoring of all charging stations.
CESL and HPCL will also identify major highways across India where adequate charging infrastructure can be installed and established.
Mahua Acharya, MD & CEO, CESL, said, "Having a technologically advanced and well-equipped charging infrastructure, with efficient accessibility is an important factor for making the transition to electric vehicles. This agreement is a part of our endeavor to help India achieve its e-mobility mission and to decarbonize transport sector in totality. HPCL's long-standing heritage and established presence in several cities will be a key in our goal to propel an ecosystem for EVs and facilitate their widespread adoption."