BHEL to Install Solar-based EV Charging Points on Delhi-Chandigarh Highway

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has announced that it will install a network of solar-based electric vehicle chargers (SEVC) on the Delhi-Chandigarh highway.

“The institution of EV chargers at regular intervals over the complete 250 km stretch between Delhi and Chandigarh would allay range-anxiety among the electric vehicle users and bolster their confidence for inter-city travel,” the company said in a declaration.

BHEL supposed it will design, engineer, manufacture, supply and install the EV charging stations along with a central monitoring system, in a bid to sustain with the country’s push for faster adoption of electric vehicles, which is at present missing the supporting charging infrastructure.

Each SEVC charging station will be outfitted with a rooftop solar power plant to supply green energy to fast and slow chargers planned to be installed at the location.

Though, no information has been released about who will function the charging stations and if any charges will have to be paid by the vehicle owners for using the facility to charge their vehicles.

“The project is covered under the FAME scheme [Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India] of the Department of Heavy Industry, Government of India,” it believed.

As part of its diversification initiative, the firm has been escalating its footprints in the e-mobility business. It has by now installed DC chargers at Udyog Bhawan in New Delhi. BHEL is also carrying out another commercial order for installation of DC chargers across a variety of locations in the country.

The company is widening its offering in the e-mobility segment and has outfitted itself to venture into manufacturing of EV chargers, electric buses and related critical components, the declaration held.

Sustainable Transport | News published on 17/01/2019 by Moulin

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