BHEL Installs First Solar-Powered EV Charging Stations on Delhi-Chandigarh Highway

The project is covered under the Department of Heavy Industry’s FAME scheme.

BHEL Solar-Powered EV Chargers

State-run Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL) said the company is setting up a network of solar-based electric vehicle chargers on the Delhi-Chandigarh highway. The project is 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 kms 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 stations was inaugurated by A R Sihag, Secretary, Department of Heavy Industry (DHI), in the presence of Atul Sobti, Chairman & Managing Director, BHEL, in Haryana.

BHEL said its scope of work in the project includes design, engineering, manufacturing, supply and installation of the EV charging stations along with a central monitoring system.

“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.

BHEL said, it is extending its offering in the e-mobility segment and has equipped itself to foray into manufacturing of EV chargers, electric buses and related critical components.

In January, BHEL announced that it will set up a network of solar-based electric vehicle chargers (SEVC) on the Delhi-Chandigarh highway

Recently, the Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Limited (REIL) had issued a tender for setting up of 270 EV charging stations across India.

The brief scope of work for the selected bidders will include the supply, erection and commissioning of seventy AC (Smart) Charging Equipment (Bharat AC 001) in Ranchi, Bengaluru, Goa, Shimla, Hyderabad, Agra, and a hundred and seventy DC (Fast) Charging Equipment (Bharat DC 001) and thirty DC Fast Charger 100 KW with 3 Guns (CCS, CHAdeMO and AC Type 2) on the Jaipur-Agra-Delhi highway and Pune-Mumbai Highway and cities.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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