EV Charging in Hyderabad to Cost Rs 12/kWh after April 2022: N Janaiah

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As the Telangana government is busy installing the charging stations for electric vehicles in Hyderabad these days, it is claimed that from April 2022 the EV owners have to pay only Rs 12 per kWh for electric vehicle charging.

Highlights:

  • EV Charging in a PCS, Hyderabad to cost only 12/kWh after April 2022.
  • Under FAME II a total of 118 charging stations are being built in the city.
  • A total of 20 EV charging stations are dedicated to Warangal and Karimnagar area.

As the Telangana state government has started work on setting up electric vehicle charging stations across the state, the state government has announced that especially for the people of Hyderabad, the cost of charging their electric vehicle will be Rs 12 per kWh as a service charge. 

The Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation (TSREDCO) has stated that the government incentives like the FAME II (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles) program have helped them to construct 118 electric vehicle charging stations across Hyderabad city. 

While talking with The New Indian Express, TSREDCO Managing Director N Janaiah has said that the service charge is fixed at Rs 12.06 per kWh and the cost is still lower than the fuels.

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“If any four-wheeler requires 25 units to fully charge their vehicles, it costs Rs 300. When it comes to petrol, you can’t even get three liters of petrol with the same amount,” he said.

Although it should be noted that at residential places, it is Rs 6, for which the Managing director has said “Since we are providing infrastructure and need to keep manpower, the cost is a little higher at public charging stations,” 

The ceiling cost of service charges is set according to the guidelines given by the government. It is to be noted that for the development of the charging infrastructure of the electric vehicle the Ministry of Power has issued revised standards and guidelines earlier this year.

Later it was approved that the ceiling cost of electric vehicle charging stations installed under State as well as Central subsidy would be at Rs 12.06 plus applicable GST.

Apart from Hyderabad, Warangal and Karimnagar will also be getting a total of 20 electric vehicle charging stations taking the total to 138. The officials have stated that all these charging stations will be ready by March next year.

Himalaya Dhungel

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