Kerala State-run Convergence Energy Services Ltd has launched CESL Electric Two Wheelers (E2W) Scheme on 2 September 2021. Kerala Electric 2 Wheeler Scheme has been started to promote sale of two-wheeled electric vehicles (EVs) for Kerala government employees. In this article, we will tell you about the complete details of the CESL Electric Two Wheeler Scheme.
What is CESL Electric Two Wheelers Scheme 2022
CESL Electric Two Wheelers Scheme 2022 is custom-designed programme for employees of the Government of Kerala. Under Kerala Electric Two Wheeler Scheme, vehicles are made available by CESL through its relationship with vehicle manufacturers. The new Electric 2 wheeler scheme comes in the backdrop of CESL calling bids for procuring 100,000 electric three-wheelers with an estimated cost of Rs. 3000 crore, in the largest such global tender.
CESL’s parent firm Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) has been allotted the demand aggregation of electric three-wheelers and electric buses under the government’s Rs. 10,000 crore Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (Fame) scheme.
Govt Subsidy on Electric 2 Wheelers under FAME 2 Scheme
All vehicles will benefit from the central government’s subsidy programme Fame 2. It would allow customers to access a significant subsidy under Electric Two Wheelers Scheme that brings EVs closer to the cost of their fossil fuel equivalents.
Promotion of Electric Vehicles through CESL Two Wheeler Scheme
CESL aims to have 200,000 two-wheeled EVs and 300,000 three-wheeled EVs across India and is working on a grand challenge among nine major metros to allocate electric buses with as many as 7,408 e-buses expected to be offered under the Fame scheme. The scheme has been extended by two years till 31 March 2024. In addition to supplying electric two-wheelers to states such as Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Goa, CESL has also been aggregating demand for leasing out and operating three-wheeled EVs for the garbage collection fleet of municipalities across the country, including for Pune Municipal Corporation.
Deployment of electric two-wheelers (E2W) amongst state government officials is another important step through which the Kerala state government aims to generate a demand for 10,000 electric two-wheelers from government officials and state offices across Kerala. This comes at a time when climate change is a clear and present danger as articulated by the UN’s Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report.
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