Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Installed On Delhi-Chandigarh Highway

Bharat Electricals Limited (BHEL) said in a statement that the solar-based electric vehicle charging stations are equipped with individual grid-connected rooftop solar plants

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Installed On Delhi-Chandigarh Highway

BHEL installed electric vehicles charging stations on the Delhi-Chandigarh highway

State-run Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has installed a network of solar-based electric vehicle charging stations or SEVCs on the Delhi-Chandigarh highway, making it the first e-vehicle friendly highway across the country. The engineering and manufacturing enterprise installed the charging stations under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India or FAME-1 scheme of the Ministry of Heavy Industries. 

Bharat Electricals - the country's largest power generation equipment manufacturer, stated that the solar-based electric vehicle charging stations are equipped with individual grid-connected rooftop solar plants which will supply clean and green energy to the stations.

The electric vehicle charging station at the Karna lake resort is strategically located at the midpoint of the Delhi-Chandigarh highway and is equipped to cater to several types of e-cars crossing the highway, according to a regulatory filing by BHEL to the stock exchanges today.

The installation of similar electric vehicle chargers at regular intervals of 25 to 30 km on the Delhi-Chandigarh highway is likely to encourage e-vehicle users and boost inter-city travel through the environment-friendly mode of transport.

The state-run company is also working on upgrading the other e-vehicle charging stations on the highway by the end of the year. Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, Minister of Heavy Industries remotely inaugurated the state-of-the-art charging station at the Karna Lake Resort, according to the statement.

BHEL reported a net loss of Rs 448 crore in the April-June quarter of the financial year 2021-22, compared to a loss of Rs 893.14 crore in the year-ago period. On Wednesday, August 18, shares of BHEL settled 3.32 per cent higher at Rs 54.45 apiece on the BSE.