New Delhi– Delhi electricity distribution company (discom) BSES on Friday announced it is augmenting its fleet of electric vehicles (EVs) with the addition of 11 electric cars as part of the company’s sustainable initiatives.

In a statement here, BSES said that sister discom BSES Yamuna Power Ltd (BYPL) has already inducted eight electric scooters in its fleet.

“BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd (BRPL) is inducting 11 electric cars and the order for the same has already been placed. More such vehicles will be inducted into the fleet subsequently,” it said.

“The fleet of electric cars is being deployed in south and west Delhi areas, primarily for operations and maintenance use. They will be used for transporting officials and material in the field.”

The discom said the fleet of electric scooters in east and central Delhi is being deployed in congested areas, where narrow lanes pose a big challenge to manoeuverability.

“They are being pressed into service for attending local faults and ‘no supply’ complaints,” it said.

Both types of EVs are fitted with lithium-ion batteries and will be charged at the charging stations being installed at various grid and distribution sub-stations, BSES said.

Commenting on the development, a discom spokesperson said in a statement: “BSES is gearing up to play a major role in network upgradation, granting technical feasibility and grid connectivity to promote the EV sector.” (IANS)