The world’s highest EV charging facility was inaugurated by Mahender Pratap Singh, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Kaza alongside two women bikers, who rode on e-scooters from Manali to Kaza.
Mahender Pratap Singh, SDM Kaza with two women bikers at the inauguration of EV charging station at Kaza
A Pune-based EV charging infrastructure company has installed two electric vehicle chargers for two-wheelers and four-wheelers at Kaza in the Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh. It is the world’s highest EV charging station situated at an altitude of 3,800m. The facility is located at Hotel Dayzor and is ready to charge all EV two-wheelers and four-wheelers. In a press statement, goEgo said that the company has set up Bharat AC and Dual Socket Type 2 chargers that have Make-in-India certification and compliance with ARAI and OCA certification.
The company collaborated with TVS Motor Company to promote the EV infrastructure in Himachal Pradesh. The #mission0emission ride was launched from Manali to Kaza with two TVS iQube electric scooters to celebrate World Zero-Emission Day on September 21, 2021.
The TVS iQube Electric scooters were ridden by a company official and a motorcycle influencer from Mumbai. The two women bikers rode the e-scooters through the treacherous Manali-Kaza route, a popular biking route in India passing over the magnificent Kunzum-La pass. The riders reached Kaza to inaugurate the EV charging facility along with Mahender Pratap Singh, Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Kaza. Complimenting the riders, he said, “Himachal Pradesh government is keen to promote zero-emission and sustainability towards a greener future.”
Commenting on the successful completion of the ride, Pratiksha Das said, “This has been an eye-opening experience for someone like me too, who has spent a lot of time around bikes. The TVS iQube Electric scooter took on the dangerous road from Manali to Kaza via Batal, without a single hiccup. We rode over rocks and boulders, and even under demanding weather conditions, the scooters took everything in their strides.”
Cementing her sentiment, Maanvi Rawlley from goEgo commented, “As a maiden rider in the hills, I had my apprehensions about how an EV scooter would perform in those temperatures and terrain. But the electric scooters withheld it all and took us to the roof of the country with aplomb.”
Dheeman Kadam, CO-Founder & CMO of goEgoNetwork said, “The adoption of electric vehicles is growing in India, and a strong network of charging stations is required for a rapid transition to electric mobility. Our objective is to provide the best charging experience for everyone who wants to participate in this sustainable change. While we are excited about the installation of the charging station on one of the highest motorable roads, we look forward to installing a lot more in the near future.”
The company said it is committed to set up public charging stations across all popular destinations in India, which is in line with the government’s vision of becoming a 100 per cent EV nation by 2030. It aims to encourage EV owners to relish seamless and anxiety-free long-distance travel.