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Tender to buy 8,000 electric buses continues, 5,450 e-buses to be launched in five cities

Let us tell you that this is the second largest tender floated by CESL. Earlier this year, CESL floated tenders for the purchase of 5,580 electric buses, valued at Rs 5,500 crore. Tata Motors was the biggest contender for this tender with a promise to deliver 5,000 buses. CESL has already started the launch of 5,450 e-buses in five major cities of the country, namely, Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Surat and Hyderabad.

Tender to buy 8,000 electric buses continues, 5,450 e-buses to be launched in five cities

There is a plan to run 50 thousand e-buses

Let us inform that CESL is preparing to launch 50,000 electric buses across the country. The total cost of this project to procure electric buses is Rs 80,000 crore. This is considered to be a big step taken by the central government to make public transport emission free.

Tender to buy 8,000 electric buses continues, 5,450 e-buses to be launched in five cities

CESL says that through this tender, local manufacturers will be given importance in the purchase of electric buses. This will also give a boost to the electric vehicle industry in India. Experts believe that in the next 5-6 years all the buses in the big cities of the country will be electric. This will help in curbing air pollution and the work of environmental protection will also be done faster.

Tender to buy 8,000 electric buses continues, 5,450 e-buses to be launched in five cities

Let us tell you that the Government of India has set a target of achieving zero emissions by 2070. For this, new policies are being implemented to promote the manufacture and sale of electric vehicles in the country. Central government-controlled agency, CESL has started the process of issuing tenders to buy these buses.

Tender to buy 8,000 electric buses continues, 5,450 e-buses to be launched in five cities

Increasing demand for electric vehicles

Sales of electric vehicles in India are growing rapidly and a network of charging stations is also being developed for this. According to the vehicle portal of the Union Ministry of Transport, more than 13 lakh electric vehicles have been registered in the country. At the same time, more than 2,500 charging stations are operational in different states of the country.

Tender to buy 8,000 electric buses continues, 5,450 e-buses to be launched in five cities

The sale of electric vehicles in the country has tripled. If we look at the data, in the financial year 2021-22, the total electric vehicle sales were 4,29,217 units, while during the financial year 2020-21 it was 1,34,821 units. At the same time, the total sales of electric vehicles in the financial year 2019-20 was 1,68,300 units.

Tender to buy 8,000 electric buses continues, 5,450 e-buses to be launched in five cities

According to the Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA), the retail sales of electric cars during the last fiscal stood at 17,802 units, which was more than three times the sales of 4,984 units in the financial year 2020-2021. Retail sales of electric two-wheelers stood at 2,31,338 units in the last financial year, five times higher than 41,046 units sold in the financial year 2020-21.

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