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About the NHEV Pilot Project

National Highway for EV (NHEV) is a pilot program adopted by Govt of India; initially supported by Ministry of Commerce & Industry whereas Tech-Trials were non-commercially supported by DST Ministry of Science and Technology to upgrade highways into E-Highways. It conducted tech-trials on 2 pilot corridors, namely Delhi-Agra (Yamuna Expressway – 2021) and Delhi¬ – Jaipur (NH48 – 2022) out of 12 National Corridors proposed by the Ministry of Power for electrification in its Guidelines and standards dated 14.12.2018 to be converted into E-highway. NHEV is built and funded on a Hybrid PPP Model called Annuity Hybrid E-Mobility (AHEM); currently in expansion mode of 5500 km e-highways on Bharatmala & Sagarmala routes from Delhi to Kanyakumari via Mumbai and Kolkata corridors.

About Piloting Agency - EoDB Services

EoDB is a privately held special purpose entity ; currently India’s premier emerging Tech- Piloting agency, contributing with its pilot projects in micro level tech-economies across the states and sectors in the macro tech-o-nomic Bharat vision of PM Modi. Extending Ease of Doing Business reforms with evidence based tech – pilot programs for private sectors since 2014. Exclusively contributing in the vision of our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, going on ground beyond bureaucratic boundaries to deliver actual Ease of Doing Business at grassroots levels through footprint ecosystem pilots for commercialization of emerging technologies like AI, IoT, Blockchain, Electric Mobility, HealthTech, Drones, Cloud Computing, 3D Printing, Robotics, Automation, Machine Learning, Geospatial, Big Data Centres etc.

Miniature Concept Model of NHEV

This Ease of Doing Business, a miniature concept model charging station was revealed by Union Minister Road Transport & Highway Govt of India Sri Nitin Gadkari in Sept 2022. This 3rd Generation National Highways for Electric Vehicles (NHEV) world class charging station miniature of upcoming charging stations on Agra-Delhi-Jaipur routes shall open India’s first 500 km E-Highway in its pilot phase in 2024. The pilot embattled towards upgrading 5000 km of routine highways into E-Highways from 2024 with these futuristic charging stations equipped with advanced technology of connected vehicle, multi-modal connectivity, state-of-the-art hospitality services, logistics hub and battery swapping for local e-mobility. Exhibited as future of ‘Petrol Pumps’ with prefabricated steel structure and geopolymer concrete infra, early CapEx breakeven to hold hub and spoke model for employment, economy and environment; building ‘Circular Economy’ around the stations in the rural circumference.

National Rollout Of 5500 km E-Highways \ Bharatmala & Sagarmala

After successfully prototyping hybrid PPP model Annuity Hybrid E-Mobility (AHEM) today NHEV stand as an exclusive profitable pilot project based on the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) from the Ease of Doing Business. The 1st phase of the pilot is being prototyped on the Jaipur-Delhi-Agra highway covering 500km stood as its testament to secure 3672 Crore INR Credit Outlay Funding from a private bank HDFC. Going forward the pilot is to be scaled up to 5000 km across India. The pilot includes setting up charging infra, car-bus fleet, roadside assistance for EVs along with theft-proof geofenced routes on Bharatmala & Sagarmala highways.


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PPP Model Annuity Hybrid E-Mobility (AHEM)

AHEM has a proven financial model precedents from HAM (Hybrid Annuity Model) launched in 2016.
It’s inspired from HAM model of Shri. Nitin Gadkari Ji, introduction of which in 2015 quadrupled the speed of road construction. Previously in HAM Govt/ NHAI pays 40% of the total project expenditure in 10 equal installments on milestones remaining 60% as as annuity payments raised in spilt of 30% road developer and 30% is raised as debt from banks. The government remains responsible for toll collection. government selects the concessionaire of the project. The Life Cycle Cost is the parameter for bidding. The concession period includes the construction period and 15 years of fixed operations. Concessionaire responsibility to maintain the project till the concession period comes to an end.

AHEM is derivative of HAM and its an principally inspired PPP model where assets typically stations are allocated for CapEx in split of 30% to Public Sector, 30% to Private Sectors and 30% to People (individual or group) rest 10% asset like charging depot, control rooms remains with e-highway state operators. Initial construction of charging infra is backed by Private & Public sectors banks for a moratorium period of 12 months on the basis of allocation affirmation or LC. Land acquisition for station are done on hybrid mode by using NHAI land parcels for wayside amenities and direct purchase both. Repayments are assured in advance on predetermined annuity by monetization of assets and space at stations for various emobility and auxiliary activities, like- advertising, roadside assistance, food court, bank – atm, conference and outlets.

To fast-track highway building, the government brought HAM model and aimed to award projects worth more than Rs 40,000 crore on the new hybrid model by March. Within 36 months of introduction of HAM Out of 123 HAM projects awarded, some 121 projects were sanctioned till 2019. Majority of projects were funded by the private banks including NBCC out of all awarded 101 projects have achieved financial closure till 2019. By the end of year Govt of India approved the hybrid annuity model (HAM) for building National Highways (NH) to speed up the construction of roads in the country by renewing interest of private developers in highway projects and to tap the benefit of long term funds like pension fund, insurance fund, wealth fund etc into road construction sector, MoRTH had introduced models like HAM and TOT (Toll-Operate-Transfer).

Consideration from Ministry of Road Transport & Highway

According to recent answer from Govt of India through Ministry of Road Transport & Highway in Lok Sabha on 10th August 2023 Q No 3536 Ministry stated that the proposal to notify AHEM has not been taken in consideration yet to introduce a new Annuity Hybrid for e-Mobility (AHEM) model instead of existing Hybrid Annuity Model (HAM) to upgrade existing highways into e-highways.


Evidence Based & Data Driven Model & Methodology

NHEV has now given evidence-based content to this noble intent of NITI and MoRTH to be applied on e4W where fleet operators are now able to buy EV Cars Bus and SUVs on an 30% reduced upfront cost, with a battery fitted but owned by a BAAS operator who periodically raises a monthly bill to the fleet owner covering vehicle charging, RSA and a maintenance premium in a post-paid bill format according to their actual fleet usages. It’s is a game changing pilot successfully resolving the high upfront cost of electric or SUVs and Buses by motivating Banks, NBFCs and Investors to finance this national transition and adoption.

The main working methodology of EODB pilot project- National Highways for Electric Vehicles, is to upgrade existing connecting National Highways and Expressways between start and end cities into E-highways. Deep analysis on current traffic of Fleet, passenger and freight has been done and based on that Average numbers have been curated that is feasible in today’s business scenario. Based on these numbers and  Technical Trails, the number of stations gets calculated alongside their designing, capabilities and positioning and they’re allotted to respective CaPex allottees and investors on AHEM.

Decarbonisation of Station power source from RE

Starting its journey from Ministry of Power Reform to allow people and private enterprise to own, built, operate petrol pump like Charging Station without any licence and maximum ease; NHEV now with NSEFI piloting the implementation of Green Energy Open Access to consume renewable energy for charging EVs anywhere on Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) through Green Open Access Registry (GOAR) to achieve national NetZero targets. India’s path towards Net-Zero is not rosy as the lowest hanging fruit of this transition is surface transport that requires several layers of policy changes, NHEV aims to deploy Solar Modules & vertical wind turbines to gradually become net zero.

NHEV Reform based Methodology on MoP Guidelines

National notion to pace upon the REFORM, PERFORM, TRANSFORM mantra of hon’ble Prime Minister is changing the mobility and infra landscape in Bharat.

Funding from Climate Financing

NHEV is one of those sizeable Evidence-Based Policy Making pilot project that brings substantial private capital inflow of INR ₹3672 Crore for massive upgrade of 5500 km highways into e-highways on sturdily built Annuity Hybrid E-Mobility(AHEM) charging infra funding model. This monumental Ease of Doing Business pilot paves path for some crucial technical advancements like Centralised EV Registration System (EVRS), Advanced Roadside Assistance (RSA), Anti Theft EV Ecosystem, e4W Relay Model Resilience, V2G Bidirectional Competence, Battery-as-a-Subscription (BAAS Model), Battery Swapping Kiosks, Battery Recycling Lifecycle, Green Energy Open Access, Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) for Charging Stations through Green Open Access Registry (GOAR).

Current Status of NHEV Project

NHEV has entered in its construction and allocation phase post-closing Rs. 3672 Cr funding and securing the credit – outlay required for the construction phase in January 2024. Followed by opening threads of conversations with Power & Petroleum PSUs to collect their affirmation and letter of confirmation to own 30% approximate 40 charging stations once when their construction are completed from bank credit outlay and they are ready for handover with 30% minimum guaranteed utilisation contracts and revenue from monetisation of various other assets at station.

Groundbreaking Sheelanyas in first 125 Days of new Govt.

Preparing its prototype miniature model charging stations revealed by Sri Gadkari to be constructed on Delhi-Agra Yamuna Expressway and Delhi­ – Jaipur NH48 with a groundbreaking ceremony in coming months to kickstart national rollout. Followed by another technical trial schedule to be conducted between Chennai to Trichy in the month of August in Tamilnadu to accelerate its faster adoption in southern region.

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