Sri Lanka introduces electronic card to charge electric vehicles

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Oct 24, 2016 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Power Ministry has introduced a new rate structure and an easy-to-use electronic card when charging electric vehicles.

As per the new rates system, consumers will have the option of getting much lower rates for charging at off peak hours.

The new tariff system proposed by the Ceylon Electricity Board is presented below.

 

chargingPower ministry however recommends using normal charging facility at home or office even though high speed charging is available at charging stations.

The ministry currently aims to introduce a common regulation and a tariff structure across all charging stations there by setting prices for private stations as well.

The power ministry also intends to open up six more charging stations in the island which will include Walipanna, Mawanella and Kandy.