BHEL inaugurates first EV friendly highway in India

The state-run firm set up the Delhi-Chandigarh Highway as the first e-vehicle friendly highway in the country, with a network of Solar-based Electric Vehicle Chargin1 min


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The Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station at Karna lake resort, is located at the midpoint of the Delhi-Chandigarh highway and is equipped to cater to all types of E-cars plying currently in the country. Further, the company is also working on upgrading the other charging stations on this highway, within this year.

The establishment of similar EV chargers at regular intervals of 25-30 km on the highway will allay range anxiety among EV users and bolster confidence for inter-city travel. The SEVC stations are equipped with individual grid-connected rooftop solar plants that will supply green and clean energy to the charging stations.

On a consolidated basis, the company reported a net loss of Rs 448.20 crore in Q1 FY22, lower than the net loss of Rs 893.14 crore in Q1 FY21. Net sales rose 43.6% to Rs 2,723.82 crore in Q1 FY22 over Q1 FY21.

The scrip fell 0.83% to Rs 54 on BSE. State-run BHEL is engaged in the design, engineering, construction, testing, commissioning, and servicing of a wide range of products and services to the core sectors of the economy. As of 30 June 2021, the Government of India held a 63.17% stake in the company.

About the EV charging station:

  • The EV charging station at Karna resort is strategically located at the midpoint of the Delhi-Chandigarh highway. It is equipped to cater to all types of e-cars currently in the country.
  • BHEL is also working on upgrading other charging stations on this highway, within this year. The establishment of similar EV chargers at regular intervals of 25-30 km on the highway will do away with the anxiety of EV users and bolster their confidence for inter-city travel.
  • The SEVC stations are equipped with individual grid-connected rooftop solar plants that will supply green and clean energy to the charging stations.

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