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Guidelines for Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles

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  • January 17, 2022
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Guidelines for Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles

Part of: Prelims and GS-III -Economy

Context: Centre has promulgated revised consolidated Guidelines and Standards for Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles.

Key takeaways 

  • These guidelines include provisions for individual owners of Electric Vehicles as well as Public Charging Stations.
  • Owners may charge their Electric Vehicles at their residence and offices using their existing electricity connections.
  • Any individual or entity is free to set up public charging stations without the requirement of a license.
  • These can be set up provided that such stations meet the technical, safety and performance standards and protocols laid down by Ministry of Power, Bureau of Energy Efficiency and Central Electricity Authority from time to time.
  • 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.

FAME scheme

  • It was launched in 2015 
  • It forms a part of National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020. 
  • It aims to promote manufacturing of electric and hybrid vehicle technology and to ensure sustainable growth of the same 

News Source: AIR

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