goEgoNetwork, which is a Pune based company has set up two EV chargers for two and four-wheelers in Kaza in Himachal Pradesh. This is India’s highest electric vehicle (EV) charging station against the picturesque backdrop of the Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh’s Spiti Valley.
The EV charging station is set up at an altitude of 3,720m, the highest in the country, as Kaza is located at an altitude higher than Leh, where temperatures plummet below minus 20-degree Celsius in winter.
Mahender Partap Singh, Subdivisional Magistrate, informed IANS over phone that tourists often complain of lack of EV charging stations in the Spiti Valley. This is the first station in the valley. If it gets a good response, more such stations would be set up. It will also help check vehicular pollution, said Singh.
The local administration has provided two electric scooters to the local administration to promote e-vehicles in the valley.
Mr. Singh also informed that two riders rode on e-scooters from Manali to Kaza covering the distance of 320 km from Manali to Kaza by charging the vehicle at three-four points. They did not face any problem while crossing the Kunzum Pass (4,551m).