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Electric Vehicle Charging Guidelines and Specifications

  • 05 Oct 2019
  • 2 min read

The Government of India has approved amendments in Electric Vehicle (EV) charging guidelines and specifications.

  • The revised guidelines include:
    • A phase-wise installation of charging infrastructure :
      • The first phase ( 1-3 years) : All megacities and connected expressways with a population of 4 million-plus as per census 2011.
      • The second phase (3-5 years) : State capitals, UT headquarters.
    • At least one charging station to be set up in a grid of 3 km X 3 km in the cities
    • One charging station at every 25 km on both sides of highways/roads.
    • Fast charging station at every 100 kms (one on each side of the highways).
    • Private charging at residences/offices to be managed by DISCOMs.
    • The Public Charging Stations (PCS) to be a de-licensed activity, implying that any individual/entity is free to set up public charging stations.
    • Freedom to PCS owners to install the chargers (various types and numbers) as per the market requirement.
    • The tariffs to be charged in accordance with the tariff policy issued under Electricity Act 2003.
    • Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) will be the Central Nodal Agency, while State Nodal Agency for the respective states to be set up.
  • The revised policy is expected to help for Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India.

Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)

  • The BEE is a statutory body under the Ministry of Power, Government of India.
  • It assists in developing policies and strategies with the primary objective of reducing the energy intensity of the Indian economy.
  • BEE coordinates with designated consumers, designated agencies, and other organizations to identify and utilize the existing resources and infrastructure, in performing the functions assigned to it under the Energy Conservation Act, 2001.

Source: PIB

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