A working group on National Highways for EVs (NHEV) has met NITI Aayog to discuss the new battery swapping policy. NHEV is pushing for public charging stations across the country. As part of the plan, it was discussed that two major express highways would get electric two-wheelers and three-wheelers. The meeting also discussed how the battery swapping policy can help in ease of doing business for the stakeholders.
an ANI report good Claims that a proposal was discussed under which all 30 NHEV charging stations on the Jaipur-Delhi and Noida-Agra e-highways are going to have 20 two-wheelers and 20 three-wheelers with battery-swapping technology. This new technology is similar to the way the popular Yulu platform works.
How will this work?
These electric two-wheelers and three-wheelers will be installed at NHEV charging stations. Tourists or general users will be able to access these scooters through an application. Once they have used these bikes for the required period, they can return the vehicle back to the charging station.
Abhijit Sinha, Project Director, National Highways for Electric Vehicles, said, “This is our second prototype station built in a record 30-day time frame for the Delhi-Jaipur e-Highway, with 2 more of the same size and scale within 60 in Noida. stations will be established. Days for Delhi-Agra e-highway which will culminate in prototype modeling of e-hub. 30 more e-highway charging stations will be constructed within a record time of 90 days from the date of allotment to PSUs/private entities.
Sinha said, “These charging stations are commercially and technologically competing with petrol pumps with a capacity of charging 1000 cars at this station and 576 cars at Section 52 station with 72 per cent utilization and breakeven of 36 months. These simple prototypes have proved that NHEV’s e-highway stations will be world class and will create a robust commercial roadmap for e-mobility on Indian highways.
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