Delhi-Jaipur Stretch To Be India’s First E-Highway; Charge Cars While Driving On Road

by Tania Tarafdar
by Tania Tarafdar 2094

Electric vehicles and highways are going to be the next big thing in India and the government is leaving no stone unturned to make it a reality. An electric highway is an energy-efficient option to reduce carbon footprint. The government is rolling out pilot projects to construct electric highways in India and the first stretch of e-highways is likely to be completed by mid-2022.

A Huge Stretch Of The Delhi-Jaipur Highway Will Be Electrified

The government is in talks with a Swedish firm for an electric highway on Delhi-Mumbai Expressway. Buses and trucks can ply on the e-highway at a speed of 120 kmph which will reduce the logistics cost by 70%. About 20% of the roads will be electrified on the 200kilometre long Delhi-Jaipur highway on the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway. They will also build a separate lane to recharge the batteries of cargo trucks and other electric vehicles. Driverless Vehicles To Hit Dubai Roads By 2023.

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Electric Highways Will Focus On Trucks & Freight Transport Carrying Goods

According to reports, the project is still in the preliminary stages, and discussions to build the electric highway were delayed due to the second COVID-19 wave. Electric highways in India will focus on trucks and freight transport carrying goods such as refrigerators, washing machines, air conditioners, and FMCG products.

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The electric buses are already helping address the rising pollution in the city. In addition to this, the Delhi government had also announced the induction of 905 electric feeder vehicles to boost last-mile connectivity and expansion of E-rickshaws. The Transport Ministry will also provide a sufficient power supply to charge these vehicles along with a list of bus depots to park them.

 

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