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Govt conducts trial run of e-highway Yamuna Expressway

Launched as part of the government’s mission to put more EVs on the road by 2020, the run was flagged off by MP Meenakshi Lekhi

Our Special Correspondent Calcutta Published 27.11.20, 06:11 AM
Yamuna Expressway.

Yamuna Expressway. Shutterstock

The government has conducted a trial run of the e-highway Yamuna Expressway between Delhi and Agra with MG’s ZS electric vehicle.

Launched as part of the government’s mission to put more EVs on the road by 2020, the trial run was flagged off by Meenakshi Lekhi, member of Parliament and chairperson of New Delhi Municipal Corporation; Faggan Singh Kulaste, minister of state in the steel ministry; and Bipin Singh Rawat, chief of defence staff among other senior dignitaries from the government.


The trial run was done to test the viability of the Yamuna Expressway as an e-corridor for public EV transit. It focused on the charging infrastructure as well as roadside assistance services along the popular tourist route.

Rajeev Chaba, president and managing director, MG Motor India, said: “The ZS EV has a range of 340 kilometers on a single charge and is ideal for Delhi-Agra commutes”.

We believe that charging infrastructure across India’s national highways will create the right awareness among consumers and help solve the range-related concerns.”

MG Motor India has a 60 kW Agra charging station. MG had launched ZS EV in India in January 2020 and has retailed more than 1,000 units. The vehicle is now available in 21 cities across the nation including Agra starting at Rs 20.88 lakhs (ex-showroom Agra).

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