Ministry of Power, Government of India has recently issued Clarifications on charging infrastructure for Electric Vehicles with reference to the provisions of the Electricity Act 2003.
The power ministry has categorised charging batteries of electric vehicles as a service, a move which will help such stations operate without licence and encourage the use of e-vehicles.
Transmission, distribution and trading of electricity need licences under the Electricity Act. Therefore, all utilities have to seek licences for sale of power to consumers.
The ministry said in a clarification that during the charging of e-vehicles, a station does not perform any activity related to the transmission, distribution or trading of electricity.
"Hence charging of batteries of electric vehicles through charging station does not any require licence under the provision of the Electricity Act 2003," it said.
Deatils of the same is availble for download.
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