BHEL Builds Solar Based Electric Vehicle Charging Station On Delhi-Chandigarh Highway

The Delhi-Chandigarh Highway has become the first electric vehicle-friendly highway in the country.

Under the FAME-1 (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles in India) scheme of the Ministry of Heavy Industries, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) set up a network of Electric Vehicle Charging stations on this highway.

Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey, Union Minister of Heavy Industries, inaugurated the state-of-the-art solar-based charging station at Karna Lake Resort.

The EV charging station at Karnal lake resort is strategically located at the midpoint of the Delhi-Chandigarh highway. It is equipped to cater to all types of electric cars plying currently in the country.

Further, the company is also upgrading the other charging stations on this highway within this year.

The establishment of similar EV chargers at regular intervals of 25-30 km on the highway will decrease range anxiety among electric vehicle users and bolster their confidence for inter-city travel.

The Solar-based Electric Vehicle Charging stations are equipped with individual grid-connected rooftop solar plants to supply green and clean energy to the charging stations.