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Indian government agency Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has announced the completion of a year-long initiative designed to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles in Uttar Pradesh.

The ‘Support E-Mobility in India – Uttar Pradesh’ project was conducted in partnership with the United Nations Environmental Programme.

The project ended with a workshop that was hosted in New Delhi and attended by 70+ officers and representatives from various government and private organisations.

The project helped in the development of policy framework and in the design and implementation of charging infrastructure in Uttar Pradesh.

For instance, the project ensured the development and enactment of the UP EV manufacturing and mobility policy 2019 and in the draft project report “Supporting Electric Mobility in Uttar Pradesh: Charging Infrastructure and Business Models.

Following the launch of 2019, stakeholders in Uttar Pradesh launched new services and some deliberated their upcoming plans complementing the EV sector.

Indian states including Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, New Delhi and Gujarat have developed EV policies.

Mr. Amit Kaushik, Executive Director, EESL said, “Uttar Pradesh constitutes one of the states with highest vehicle sales in the country. In 2018 -2019, vehicle sales in Uttar Pradesh accounted for about 8.9% of the nationwide sales. With this workshop, we wanted to take a step ahead in creating opportunities for private companies, government organisations, industries and other stakeholders to mitigate climate change and the risk to public health caused by vehicular emission.

The energy transition and renewable energy are hot topics disrupting the utility industry in India and will be a key focus at the POWERGEN INDIA and Indian Utility Week summit which takes place in New Delhi this May. For more details visit https://www.powergen-india.com/ or indian-utility-week.com

“We at EESL are continuously working towards the adoption of e-mobility and believe that the growth of electric vehicles in the state would provide an impetus to EV adoption in the county”