MoP clarifies that no license required for EV charging stations

The MoP has issued a clarification that a separate licence is not required under the Electricity Act, 2003 for setting up charging stations for EVs. As per the ministry’s clarification, the charging of battery of an EV by a charging station involves a service requiring consumption of electricity by the charging station and earning revenue from the owner of the EV. The activity does not in any way include sale of electricity to any person as the electricity is consumed within the premises owned by the charging station.

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