H.P.: World’s highest EV charging station opened.

25 September 2021.


World’s highest EV charging station was opened at Kaza town, which is located in of Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh.


  • The EV charging station was opened on September 23, 2021 in order to promote a sustainable environment.
  • It is the world’s highest electric vehicle charging station located at 500 ft.
  • Along with the EV charging station, two women drove electric vehicles from Manali to Kaza to promote a clean and green environment.
  • All the products including chargers of this station are made in India.

India’s EV ecosystem

  • India is gaining good momentum in the electric vehicle (EV) ecosystem.
  • There is a good response for battery-operated small electric vehicles such as e-scooter, e-rickshaws, electric three-wheelers, e-carts, and e-bikes in India. Currently, road ministry is planning to run railway, metro, and long-run intercity buses on green hydrogen fuel.
  •  Battery electric vehicle as well as fuel cell vehicle technologies are complementary to each other.
  •  These technologies are all set to overtake fossil-run automotive by 2050 in India.

Kaza Town

  • Kaza Town is the sub-divisional headquarters of Spiti Valley.
  • It is located in western Himalayas in Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh.
  • Spiti is a high altitude or cold desert which is having close similarities to the neighbouring Tibet and Ladakh regions with respect to the terrain, climate and the Buddhist culture.
  •  Kaza is situated along the Spiti River, at the elevation of 3,650 metres. It is the largest township and commercial center in Spiti valley.

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