Pune-based start-up goEgoNetwork specialising in Electric Vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, has installed Bharat AC and Dual Socket Type 2 chargers at Kaza, Spiti Valley in the western Himalayas, making it world’s highest EV charging station (situated at 3,800m).
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. goEgo collaborated with TVS Motor Company to promote the EV infrastructure in Himachal Pradesh. The TVS iQube Electric scooters were ridden by Ms. Maanvi Rawlley, Marketing Communication Specialist at goEgoNetwork, and Ms. Pratiksha Das, motorcycle influencer from Mumbai. The ride saw these two courageous women bikers ride the electric scooters through the treacherous Manali-Kaza route, a popular biking route in India passing over the magnificent Kunzum-La pass.
Commenting on the successful completion of the ride, Ms. 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, Ms. 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.”
The two bikers reached Kaza to inaugurate the EV charging stations installed by goEgoNetwork. Along with the two women bikers, Mr. Mahender Pratap Singh, SDM Kaza, inaugurated the charging station. He complimented the riders and said, “Himachal Pradesh government is keen to promote zero-emission and sustainability towards a greener future.”
“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.”, said Mr. Dheeman Kadam, CO-Founder & CMO of goEgoNetwork
In alignment with the government’s vision of becoming a 100% EV nation by 2030, and our aim to encourage EV owners to relish seamless and anxiety-free long-distance travel, goEgoNetwork is committed to set up public charging stations across all popular destinations in India!
Bharat AC and Dual Socket Type 2 chargers have Make-in-India certification and compliance with ARAI and OCA certification. The charging station is located at Hotel Dayzor and is ready to charge all the EV scooters and cars.