How Chandigarh promotes electric vehicles: Power tariff reduced for charging stations

For promoting electric vehicles, Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) has introduced single-part tariff for their charging stations.

The JERC has removed fixed charges and reduced energy charges from Rs 4 per kilowatt hour (Kwh) to Rs 3.80 per Kwh. The new tariff will be applicable from June 1 and valid till further orders. Last year, the commission had fixed power tariff for electric vehicle charging stations for the first time.

In its power tariff petition last year, the UT electricity department had proposed a tariff plan for electric vehicle charging stations that the UT administration planned to install in different sectors. Thereafter, the regulatory commission had fixed Rs 4 for each unit as tariff, besides Rs 100 as fixed monthly charge on electricity bill, for these points. But in the latest order, the fixed charges of Rs 100 have been removed and power tariff reduced.

The road transport ministry has asked the Chandigarh administration to incentivise the purchase of electric vehicles and make a promotion strategy. It had suggested a few ideas such as waiving toll fee and parking charges, besides issuing green registration number plates.

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