CESL, HPCL sign agreement on EV charging infrastructure


Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), has signed a ten-year agreement with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) to set up electric vehicle charging infrastructure in selected retail outlets in several cities across the country. 

Under the agreement, CESL and HPCL will jointly undertake the setting up of EV charging points in 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, facilitating 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.

EESL fast EV charger

Image: EESL

Speaking on the partnership, Mahua Acharya, managing director and 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 enable their widespread adoption.”

CESL is a new energy company focused on delivering clean, affordable, and reliable energy. It focuses on energy solutions that lie at the confluence of renewable energy, electric mobility, and climate change.

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