|Centre has promulgated revised consolidated Guidelines and Standards for Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles yesterday. These guidelines are exhaustive and include provisions for individual owners of Electric Vehicles as well as Public Charging Stations.
In a significant step, Owners may charge their Electric Vehicles at their residence and offices using their existing electricity
An exhaustive list of compliance requirements for Public Charging Station have also been outlined. The guidelines provide not only the prevailing international charging standards available in the market but also the new Indian charging standards. In order to make charging stations financially viable, a revenue sharing model has been put in place for land used.
Power Ministry said that these guidelines and standards have been promulgated with the objective of enabling faster adoption of electric vehicles in India by ensuring safe, reliable, accessible and affordable Charging Infrastructure and eco-system.