EESL extends deadline to Tata Motors, MM for supply of 500 electric vehicles to December 30
Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), the state-owned company responsible for facilitating implementation of energy-efficient products in the country, has extended the deadline for the supply of 500 electric cars to December 30.
The development was reported by CNBC TV18.
EESL had awarded a contract for the supply of 10,000 electric vehicles to Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra. Both companies were expected to deliver the first batch of 500 cars by November 30.
Both Tata Motors and M&M have now been given one more month to meet the deadline. While details about Tata’s electric car – Tigor – haven’t emerged in public domain, M&M is reportedly ready to deliver the first slot of vehicles in the EESL contract in the next few days.
On Wednesday, EESL said it would float another tender of around 10,000 electric vehicles during March-April, a couple of months before it expects to complete the current bidding process in June.
“We will come up with another tender for similar number of electric vehicles. Basic specifications for those electric vehicles will remain the same,” Saurabh Kumar, managing director, EESL, said at a press meet.