Around 15 charging points will be installed in Maharashtra, along highways connecting Mumbai-Nashik and Mumbai-Pune.
Afraid of being stuck on the highway without charge when you take out your Electric Vehicle for a long-distance drive? A group of Electric Vehicle (EV) enthusiasts from Mumbai is attempting to address the challenge and demonstrate that EVs can be used comfortably outside city limits. PluginIndia.com, a startup focussed on the promotion of EVs, along with a group of EV owners, is organising a rally that will promote the use of EVs in off-city limits.
As a part of this, the group will instal around 15 charging points at various locations in Maharashtra, mainly along highways connecting Mumbai and Nashik and Mumbai and Pune.
The event goes by the name RE:LIVE (The Rally for EcoLogical Initiatives to Vitalize the Environment). “There is only so much the government can do. Therefore we decided to take this up in whatever capacity we can. We want to prove that with a good EV charging network, it is possible to take EVs out of cities and with good partnerships, we will be able to achieve that,” said Kamlesh Mallick, founder of PluginIndia.com.
The group will instal around 15 charging points at various locations in Maharashtra, mainly along highways connecting Mumbai and Nashik and Mumbai and Pune.
Mahindra Electric, the electric vehicle unit of Mahindra, is sponsoring the installation of charging points along the routes.