The Union Ministry of Power has promulgated the revised consolidated Guidelines & Standards for Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles (EV) on 14th January 2022.
Central government’s new Guidelines to Promote Electric Vehicle Adoption
The objective is to enable faster adoption of electric vehicles in India by ensuring safe, reliable, accessible, and affordable Charging Infrastructure and eco-system.
This would also promote energy security and reduction of emission intensity of the country by promoting of entire EV ecosystem.
No license is required for a charging station
As per these new guidelines, any person/institution will now be able to set up public charging stations without a license. Just need to ensure the technical, security, as well as performance standards and protocols, are fixed for this.
Revenue Sharing Model
A detailed list of guidelines for public charging stations has been prepared. It also includes standards of “suitable” infra for civilian, electricity, and security needs.
To address the challenge of enabling charging stations to promote electric vehicles as per instructions, a revenue-sharing model has been created for the land used
Following is a Snapshot of the revised Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Guidelines and Standards
- Government land can be used for setting up public charging stations
- Revenue- The fixed rate of Rs 1/kWh on sharing basis
- Payment will be made to land-owned agencies on a quarterly basis
- Contract to be for 10 years
- Power connection to be provided soon on application
- Power connection to PCS in seven days in metro cities
- Fifteen days in other municipal areas
- Connections will be provided within thirty days in rural areas
- Within this period, distribution agencies will provide a new connection YB modify existing connections
- The public EV charging station will have a single part tariff for power supply
- Will not exceed “average cost of supply” by March 31, 2025
- State Governments to fix service fee
A phase-wise installation has been envisaged under the guidelines as below:
Phase I (1-3 Years): All Mega Cities with a population of 4 million-plus as per census 2011, all existing expressways connected to these Mega-Cities & important Highways connected with each of these Mega Cities may be taken up for coverage. A list of these Mega Cities and existing connected expressways is prepared
Phase II (3-5 Years): Big cities like State Capitals, UT headquarters may also be covered for distributed and demonstrative effect. Further, important Highways connected with each of these Mega Cities may be taken up for coverage.
The guideline seeks to provide support for the creation of EV Charging Infrastructure by providing affordable tariff chargeable from Charging Station Operators/Owners and Electric Vehicle (EV) owners.