Proposed to be the World’s longest electric vehicle highway, shall oversee its second phase of trials from September 9th. The first trial of the project, Atal Hair Vidyut Rashtriya Mahamarg was done in December 2020.
Project Director, NHEV, Abhijeet Sinha said that post the enormous success and response that followed the first NHEV trial that was conducted from Delhi to Agra, a second trial run which shall be India’s longest e-highway tech-trial run from India Gate, Delhi to Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur, is being planned by the Ease of Doing Business initiative NHEVB, for which the dates are from September 9 to October 8.
As of now, Germany has the longest e-highway with a complete length of 109 km, but this shall change once the Delhi-Agra and Delhi-Jaipur highways shall emerge as one-e highway. The, then world’s longest e-highway shall be named as Atal Harit Vidyut Rashtriya Mahamarg (AHVRM) with a total length of nearly
Delhi-Agra’s inauguration was scheduled to be conducted prior to the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections but COVID delayed the completion of work.
Sinhqa further revealed that the 30-day trial run shall also encompass a cutting edge model of AHEM, Annuity Hybrid E-Mobility on the ground which shall verify the findings from the earlier done Delhi-Agra tech trial run.
He added that they would have 100 electric cars along with 25 electric buses. Cars will be there for hiring which can be self-driven or by a chauffeur. Besides these, there shall be 12 charging points, two of the twelve being entirely solar powered. This highway shall beat Germany to emerge as the longest electric vehicle highway.
He stated that the project will be the most profitable electric mobility project with highway charging stations available, sans the need for a license to own one. They are expected to achieve a break even, even if the investment is within 36 months.