BHEL to install solar power EV chargers on Delhi-Chandigarh Highway

  •  The project would be covered by the Department of Heavy Industry’s Faster Adoption & Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles across India initiative.
  •  The EV chargers would be installed at regular intervals across the highway’s entire 250 km-long stretch.

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), a renowned Indian state-owned engineering & manufacturing firm, has reportedly announced that it would be installing a network of solar powered electric vehicle chargers (SEVC) on the Delhi-Chandigarh highway.

Reports cite, the SEVC installation project would be covered by the Department of Heavy Industry’s (DHI) Faster Adoption & Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles across India initiative.

According to a press release by BHEL, the company’s scope of operation in the project spans from design & engineering to manufacturing, supply as well as installation of the solar-based EV charging stations. Moreover, the firm would also be responsible for providing one Central Monitoring System (CMS). All the SEVC charging stations’ rooftops would be equipped with an array of solar panels to facilitate clean energy to the slow & fast chargers installed at the station.

The EV charging stations would be constructed at regular intervals across the highway’s entire 250-kilometer-long stretch to allay the range-anxiety experienced by EV users while also boosting their confidence in inter-city travel.

BHEL, as a part of its ongoing diversification initiative, is expanding its footprint in the domain of e-mobility. The company is presently also carrying out another commercial order regarding the installation of Direct Current (DC) chargers across a number of locations in the nation.

Moreover, the company is also foraying further into manufacturing electric buses, EV chargers as well as other related crucial components. Under the Indian Government’s Make in India initiative, the company has also undertaken in-house development of electric vehicle motors, fast chargers, and propulsion systems.

According to reports, the financial information related to the SEVC installation project has not been unveiled yet.