. NHEV is conducting an EV trial run on the 270 km long Delhi-Jaipur highway.
. The tech-trial run will be conducted with the NueGo electric mobility coach.
. A detailed report containing findings and recommendations will be shared with MoRTH.
The National Highway for Electric Vehicles (NHEV) under its Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) program has started the tech trial run for electric vehicles on the Delhi Jaipur Expressway from today. On the occasion of World EV Day, the one-month tech trial run was flagged off from Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, India Gate. The trial run is aimed at understanding the economic feasibility of the EV infrastructure along the 270 km long Delhi-Jaipur highway. The first phase of this tech-trial run was conducted by NHEV last year between Delhi-Agra on Yamuna Expressway to analyse the technical feasibility of the EV infrastructure on the highway.
Abhijeet Sinha, Program Director, NHEV, said “This is one of the landmark green initiatives in the country’s EV mobility sector. No technology can be considered successful unless it is financially and economically viable for the common people and society. This trial run will establish the viability of EVs and supporting infrastructure for the common people and help eliminate any glitches. For India to meet its target of Carbon neutrality by 2070, EVs need to become a common man’s vehicle. Our previous Tech-Trial Run I on the Delhi-Agra highway covered 210 KMs, and the current Tech-Trial Run II covering 278 KMs over Delhi-Jaipur will facilitate Indian Highways to be transformed into EV-highways while testing both technical and commercial aspects over a span of 500 KMs to the satisfaction of the entire spectrum of stakeholders-Users, Operators, Investors & Government of India as a Nation.”
The tech-trial run will be conducted with the NueGo electric mobility coach manufactured by GreenCell Mobility. During the tech trial run, the technical, economic, environmental, and social feasibility of the EVs will be studied. A detailed report containing findings and recommendations from the tech trial run will be presented to the government for consideration before Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road, Transport and Highways (MoRTH). The report will suggest inclusion of AHEM in NHAI while building future highways. The findings and suggestions from these tech-trial runs will be utilised to convert 5000 km of traditional highways into E-Highway.