Sri Lanka’s Power Ministry to set up island-wide charging centers for electric cars

Feb 17, 2015 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Power and Energy Ministry plans to set up an island-wide network of charging centres for electric cars involving private businesses and households, the ministry said in a media release.

The ministry said that it plans to introduce a special tariff between the hours of 2200 and 0400 for charging cars.
Existing fuel pumping stations, supermarkets and also households could be part of the network, the ministry said.

Acceding to JB Securities analysis of data from Sri Lanka’s motor vehicle registry data said 15 electric cars were registered in January 2015 up from 4 percent a year earlier.

The statement also said that attention will also be paid to electrify railways.