Futuristic stage? India may soon get its first electric highway
The International Energy Agency (IAE) said in its latest outlook that global governments should do more to meet climate goals by promoting rules that favor electric vehicles. India’s electric highway project is seen as an important step in this direction.
The Center plans to build an “electric highway” between the national capital of Delhi and the city of Jaipur in Rajasthan. to build an electric highway between the two cities, which he called a “dream” project, and which construction could start very soon if talks go well. According to the Hindustan Times’ sister newspaper, HT Auto, in addition to the Delhi-Jaipur highway, another electric highway between Delhi and Mumbai could be built and talks with a Swedish company are underway.
What is an âelectric highwayâ and how does it work?
As the world moves away from traditional fuels and turns to alternative energy sources for transportation, electricity is becoming the most common choice for propulsion engines in cars. If the proposed electric highway gets the green light, electric vehicles would be allowed to travel on the stretch – the first of which will be between Delhi and Jaipur, and if all goes well, another electric highway could be built between Delhi and Mumbai. The minister added that like electric locomotives, buses and trucks will also be powered by electricity. He added that building an electric highway is his ambition, but the idea is still at the proposal stage.
An important feature of this highway will be the ability to charge electric vehicles on it. This will help reduce the carbon footprint. Sweden has built electric highway technology that allows trucks to operate as electric vehicles when on the electrified road and as regular hybrid vehicles at other times.
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