Electric road expansion for India

An electric road expansion programme is planned for India.
Road Structures / January 24, 2024 35 seconds Read
By MJ Woof
A network of electric roads is planned for a major area of India, with existing diesel buses being replaced by electric models by 2030 – image © courtesy of Pat Smith

India aims to develop a network of electric highways. The 6,000km network is planned for India’s Golden Quadrilateral. The Indian Government intends for this network to be ready over the next seven years.

Sustainable energy will provide the electrical power for the charging network being installed. Solar power will be utilised to supply much of the power required.

As part of the programme, up to 800,000 electric buses will be phased in by 2030 to replace the diesel buses still in use in many areas. In time the electric buses will also replace the lower emission buses fuelled by LPG and natural gas now mandated in some parts of India.