In a first of its kind, Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has announced a global tender for the procurement of 10,000 electric vehicles (EVs) for use by government departments and agencies. The bid submission deadline was September 18, 2017. Under this, the EVs will be procured in two phases. In Phase I, 1,000 EVs will be procured for New Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR), in addition to the development of service and maintenance facilities in the NCR. In Phase II, 9,000 EVs will be procured for use across India, with service and maintenance facilities to be developed at locations selected by EESL.