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Former NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant Visited India’s Biggest NHEV Charging Station In Gurugram

Former NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant visited India’s biggest NHEV charging station in Gurugram
Amitabh Kant, Former CEO of NITI Aayog CEO, today visited India’s biggest NHEV charging station commissioned by Alektrify in Sector 86, Gurugram. The charging station is installed as a prototype for National Highway EV pilot to extend Ease of Doing Business and take electric mobility beyond cities.
Amitabh Kant interacted with the representatives of Alektrify, Praveen Kumar and Narendra Yadav to understand difficulties faced and challenges foreseen in commissioning more such stations.
NHEV Project Director Abhijeet Sinha explained the business model and key necessities to Amitabh Kant. He states that this pilot project would be on Jaipur-Delhi-Agra to make India’s first and world’s longest 500 km E-highway.
Further, he added that on these E-highways, EVs will get automated technical backup within 30 minutes in case of breakdown, fleet operators would get 30% less priced EVs as batteries comes at subscription, 30% utilization of chargers from day one, and ensuring 36-40 months breakeven period for the investors.
“The concept of electric mobility has been always supported by NITI Aayog, under his leadership. We feel happy to be able to showcase that his beliefs of transforming mobility into a sustainable business and scalable model is taking shape. We are certain that under his guidance and mentorship NHEV would be a genesis of a new age business model for funding e-mobility infra with optimum asset utilization on highways. His presence in the upcoming TECH-Trial between Delhi and Jaipur from September 2022 is expected to attain new levels of technical advancements and commercial alternatives to make surface transport greener,” says Abhijeet Sinha.

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