Amendment in Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles (EV): the revised consolidated guidelines & standards

The Ministry of Power on 7th November 2022, revised the consolidated Guidelines & Standards for charging infrastructure of electric vehicle in which it has notified that thepublic charging stations shall have the feature of prepaid collection of service charges with the time of the day rates and discount for solar hours. Further, a Committee under Central Electricity Authority (CEA) will periodically recommend to the State Government the ceiling limit of service charges to be levied. This Committee shall also recommend “time of the day rate” for service charges as well as the discount to be given for charging during solar hours.