Sri Lanka to regulate electric car charging stations
Mar 29, 2017 13:39 PM GMT+0530 | 0 Comment(s)
ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka will amend its electricity law to enable the regulation and supervision of the growing number of recharging stations emerging around the island to cater to the increasing fleet of electric vehicles.
The Cabinet of ministers this week decided to amend the Electricity Act as it does not cover electric vehicle battery recharging stations although they are selling electricity, a statement said.
The number of electric vehicles in the country has grown to 4,000 today from 90 in 2014, it said.
About 50 electric vehicle battery recharging stations have sprung up in or near the main towns.
Changes to the existing law are needed to protect consumers, regulate recharging fees, ensure safety standards are met and to set up a mechanism to handle and settle public complaints under the Public Utilities Commission, the energy sector regulator.
(COLOMBO, March 29, 2017)