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BHEL Sets Up Solar Based EV Charger On Delhi–Chandigarh Highway

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| March 4 , 2019 , 14:27 IST

Bharat heavy electricals Ltd confirmed that the company will set up a network of solar-based electric vehicle charger on Delhi-Chandigarh highway on Monday.

The project will be covered under the department of heavy industry’s  FAME scheme, (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid) & Electric Vehicles in India).

"The establishment of electric vehicle (EV) chargers at regular intervals over the entire 250 km stretch between Delhi and Chandigarh would allay range-anxiety among the electric vehicle users and bolster their confidence for inter-city travel," BHEL said in a BSE filing.

The first in the series of charging station was inaugurated by A R Sihag, Secretary, Department of Heavy Industry (DHI), in the presence of Atul Sobti, Chairman & Managing Director, BHEL, in Haryana.

Company stated "As part of its diversification initiative, BHEL has been expanding its footprints in the e-mobility business. The company has already installed direct current (DC) chargers at Udyog Bhawan in New Delhi"

BHEL is also executing another commercial order for installation of DC chargers across various locations in the country," the company added.

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BHEL officials also stated to extend its offering in the E- mobility segment and have equipped itself to foray into manufacturing of EV charges, electric buses and related critical components.