BHEL Inaugurates Solar EV Charging Stations At Delhi-Chandigarh Highway
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) is setting up a network of solar-based Electric Vehicle Chargers (SEVC) on the Delhi-Chandigarh Highway. Five charging stations in the series were inaugurated by Sh. Arvind Ganpat Sawant, Hon'ble Union Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, in the presence of Dr Nalin Shinghal, Chairman & Managing Director, BHEL. The chargers are located at the resorts of Haryana Tourism Corporation Ltd. at Ambala, Kurukshetra, Karnal, Panipat and Samalkha (Sonepat) on Delhi-Chandigarh highway. Senior officials of DHI, BHEL and Haryana Tourism were also present on this occasion.
The project is covered under the FAME scheme [Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid) & Electric Vehicles in India] of the Department of Heavy Industry (DHI), Government of India. The establishment of EV chargers at regular intervals over the entire 250 km. stretch between Delhi and Chandigarh would allay range-anxiety among Electric Vehicle 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 App.
BHEL's scope of work in the project includes design, engineering, manufacturing, supply and installation of the EV charging stations along with a Central Monitoring System. Each SEVC station will be equipped with a rooftop solar power plant to supply green energy and EV chargers.