Govt. approves guidelines for EV charging infrastructure
Electric Vehicles

Govt. approves guidelines for EV charging infrastructure

The objective is to enable a faster adoption of electric vehicles in India

  • By ICN Bureau | January 17, 2022

The Union Ministry of Power has promulgated the revised consolidated Guidelines & Standards for Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles (EV).

The objective is to enable a faster adoption of electric vehicles in India by ensuring safe, reliable, accessible, and affordable charging infrastructure and ecosystem. This would also promote energy security and reduction of emission intensity of the country by promotion of the entire EV ecosystem.

These guidelines are exhaustive and include provisions for individual owners of Electric Vehicles and for Public Charging Stations (PCS).

In a significant step, owners can charge their Electric Vehicles at their residence/offices using their existing electricity connections. Infrastructure requirements for Public Charging Infrastructure as well as for Public Charging Infrastructure for long range EVs and/or heavy duty EVs have been outlined.

Any individual/entity is free to set up public charging stations without the requirement of a license provided that, such stations meet the technical, safety as well as performance standards and protocols laid down under the guidelines as well as norms/standards/ specifications laid down by Ministry of Power, Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and Central Electricity Authority (CEA) from time to time.

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