National Highway for Electric Vehicle (NHEV)

National Highway for Electric Vehicle (NHEV) is an organization which aims at promoting electrification of India’s transportation systems.

About NHEV

NHEV by 2020 is 1st intercity e-mobility prototypical program to facilitate Ease of Doing Business through Single Window Clearance under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry. It is based on reforms of the Ministry of Power to setup Charging Stations on National Highways with minimalistic capital and operational expenditure in a sustainable manner. NHEV is pushing for public charging stations all across India.

Recent initiatives

  • NHEV is constructing a green charging station along the Jaipur-Delhi-Agra E-highway. It will have many amenities like restaurant, coffee lounge, a bank, an ATM, a showroom, etc. for the customers to use while charging their vehicles.
  • NHEV set up India’s largest EV charging station launched in Gurugram. It has 121 EV chargers and a capacity to charge up to 1000 cars within a day. It has been set up in a record time of just a month. With this new EV charging station, Gurugram became the first city to have the top two charging stations in India.
  • On 7th March 2022, a working group from NHEV has recently met NITI Aayog to discuss the new battery swapping policy.

These initiatives of NHEV to promote e-mobility will have numerous benefits like clean environment, reduction in fuel imports, and promotion of new business opportunities.

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