BHEL inaugurated the first in the series a solar EV charging station on Delhi-Chandigarh highway. A R Sihag, secretary, Department of Heavy Industry (DHI) inaugurated the station in the presence of BHEL Chairman Atul Sobti in Sonepat, Haryana. The project is covered under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid) & Electric Vehicles in India (FAME) scheme of DHI.
The company said,
“The establishment of EV chargers at regular intervals over the entire stretch between Delhi and Chandigarh would allay range-anxiety among the EV users and bolster their confidence for inter-city travel. As part of the project, BHEL has also developed a Central Monitoring System (CMS) for EV Chargers with a user-friendly mobile application.”
EV chargers will be established at regular intervals over the entire 250 km stretch between Delhi and Chandigarh to boost faster adoption of electric vehicles.
Each solar electric vehicle charging station will be equipped with a rooftop solar power plant to supply green energy and EV chargers. Cabinet government also recently approved FAME II scheme with an outlay of Rs 10,000 crore over a period of three years. The scheme will be implemented from April 1, 2019, the scheme envisages setting up of about 2700 charging stations across the country so that at least one charging station is available in a grid of 3×3 sq. km.
As part of the ‘Make in India’ initiative of the Government of India, in-house development of EV motors, propulsion systems and fast chargers has also been undertaken by the company.
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