MoU Signed Between BHEL and ARAI for E-Mobility Projects‏ (Download PDF)


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Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) and Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) signed MoU (Memorandum of understanding) for cooperation related to e-mobility. E-mobility refers to development of electric-powered or electronic driven vehicles, and moving away from traditional vehicle design which uses fossil fuels and oils. It includes fully electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles.

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This is Image Show E-Mobility

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MoU Overview

  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) and Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), an autonomous body affiliated to the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises have signed MoU for cooperation on various projects related to e-mobility.

  • BHEL’s unique strength as technology developer and implementer and ARAI’s advanced facilities and expertise in design, testing and certification of mobility products, will generate synergies in implementing solutions for Electric & Trolley Bus, EV Chargers, Battery & Charger testing, etc.


  • It was eestablished in 1966 it is India’s leading automotive R&D organization set up by the Automotive Industry with the Government of India.

  • It is an autonomous body affiliated to Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises (MOHI&PE, administers 48 central public sector enterprises (PSEs).

  • The Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Ministry of Science and Technology (MoS&T), recognized ARAI as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO).

  • It is a prime Testing and Certification Agency notified by Government of India under Rule 126 of Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989.


  • Compared to the Vehicles with thermal propulsion there is a reduced amount of CO2 in case of e-Mobility.

  • The electric vehicle produces up to 46 % fewer greenhouse gases.

  • Ideally, photovoltaic panels installed on rooftops could provide a good quantity of the energetic needs of electrical mobility.

  • Better air quality will lead to less health problems and costs caused by air pollution.

  • EVs are also quieter than petrol/diesel vehicles, which mean less noise pollution.

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)

  • Established in – 1964

  • Engineering and Manufacturing company

  • Owned and founded by GoI with headquarters in New Delhi.

  • It is India’s largest power generation equipment manufacturer.

- Published/Last Modified on: August 6, 2019

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