India will roll out tender for 10,000 additional electric vehicles

India draw up another tender for 10,000 additional electric vehicles. Energy Efficiency Services Ltd will roll out another tender where the previous in September was awarded to Tata Motors. EESL managing director Saurabh Kumar said on Wednesday that the basic specifications of electric vehicles would be the same as the previous tenders.

Tinuku India will roll out tender for 10,000 additional electric vehicles

Energy Efficiency Services (EESL) said it will hold another tender of around 10,000 electric vehicles during March-April or before they expect to complete the current bidding process in June as another impetus for India's electric vehicle program.

EESL is a state-owned consortium to drive 6 million electric and hybrid vehicles on Indian roads by 2020 under the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020. Companies will undertake a variety of ways to replace petrol and diesel cars used by governments and other agencies into electric cars.

"We will come with another tender for similar electric vehicles. The basic specifications for electric vehicles will remain the same," Kumar said.

EESL has awarded a contract in September to Tata Motors Ltd. to start a procurement program of 10,000 electric vehicles. Mahindra & Mahindra and Nissan are less competitive where Tata Motors gives the lowest bid.

Sales of electric vehicles in India have increased 37.5% to 22,000 units in 2016 from 16,000 in 2014-15. Any shift to an electric vehicle will help reduce pollution and fuel imports. Last year India imported 202 million tons of oil or about 80% of the country's total demand.