TN EV Policy – Tariff For Both Domestic Consumption & Private Charging Station Will Remain Same For Now

According to the Tamil Nadu Electric Vehicle (TN EV) Policy, 2019, the tariff applicable for domestic consumption shall be applicable for the private charging station at home under LT Tariff-IA.

Typically, most of the slow charging or overnight charging for EV – two-wheelers, three-wheelers or small four-wheelers – may be done from this domestic service connection.

Private charging in case of offices, malls, gated community and others can be done in the common supply with the LT Tariff-V of Tangedco.

For commercial charging facility, the order stated that service connection to the public charging stations (PCS), battery charging station and battery swapping station should be effected under HT/LT commercial tariff category.

Pointing to the revised guidelines for charging infrastructure for electric vehicles issued by the Union Ministry of Power dated October 1, 2019, it stated that every PCS would have an exclusive transformer with all related sub-station equipment, including safety appliance.

The order also noted that the captive charging station setup exclusive for the EV, owned or under the control of the owner of the charging station like government departments, corporate houses, bus depots, should not be used for commercial purpose.

The State government has recently passed an order for 100 per cent exemption of motor vehicle tax for battery-operated vehicles between November 3, 2020 and December 31, 2022.

This is a Syndicate News Feed; edited by Clean-Future Team