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Sri Lanka offers off-peak tariffs to charge electric cars at home

Sep 16, 2015 10:22 AM GMT+0530 | 1 Comment(s)

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ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka's state-run Ceylon Electricity Board is offering off peak power at 13 rupees a unit (9 US cents) to charge electric cars at home.

The off peak rate will be available from 10.30 pm to 05.30 am the next day, the CEB said.

A peak tariff of 54 rupees unit (kilowatt hour) will be charged from 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm. A 25 rupee a unit charge will be applied for the balance 13 hours.

A CEB customer who has a 30 Ampere three-phase supply could apply for the tariff. A time of day meter will have to be installed.

Sri Lanka's electric car ownership has been growing due to a very low tax of 5 percent, compared to over 150 percent for other cars owned by the less affluent due to state interventionism.

Sri Lanka has slack capacity in its coal power plants after the night peak. (Colombo/Sept16/2015)


 

1 Comments

  1. Wasantha October 26, 01:18 AM

    What is this madness over electric cars.Ministers are importing expensive cars for their use from the public money.Is it what they promised to the Nation during the election time.I read in news papers president inspecting a Tesla car which is more than 100000.00 in U.K.Who imported it for whom.People are starving on the roads to sell their harvest.Day by day living is becoming a threat to the poor people.Where is the country marching.Is it to the hell.After all politics is the last attempt of rascals.Now the whole nation is paying for these political games.They are well away now.If you got cheated for us you pay the penalty .Remember we will fool you next time also.That is what these politicians are having in their minds and mouth.

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