The 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 in the entire country. The engineering and manufacturing company installed the charging stations under the Ministry of Heavy Industries’ Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India or FAME-1 scheme.
Bharat Electricals – the largest power generation equipment manufacturer in the country, stated that the solar electric vehicle charging stations are equipped with individual grid connected rooftop solar power plants that will provide clean and green energy to the stations.
The electric vehicle charging station at the Karna lake resort is strategically located in the middle of the Delhi-Chandigarh highway and is equipped to cater to various types of e-cars crossing the highway, according to a regulatory filing by BHEL at the exchanges today .
The installation of comparable electric vehicle chargers at regular intervals of 25 to 30 km on the Delhi-Chandigarh highway is likely to encourage electric vehicle users and boost inter-city travel thanks to the environmentally friendly mode of transport.
The state-owned company is also working to upgrade the other electric vehicle charging stations on the highway by the end of the year. dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, Minister of Heavy Industries, has inaugurated the state-of-the-art charging station at the Karna Lake Resort, according to the remote statement.
BHEL reported a net loss of Rs 448 crore in the April-June quarter of fiscal year 2021-22, compared to a loss of Rs 893.14 crore in the same period a year ago. On Wednesday, August 18, shares of BHEL rose 3.32 percent at Rs 54.45 apiece on the BSE.