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EV- A New Entrant to India’s Electricity Consumer-basket

Impact on Utility Cost of Supply and the Need for a New Approach for Tariff-Setting

Publication Year: 2020

Author(s): Das S, Tyagi B


Electrification of vehicles in India is still at its early stage. Both the battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plugin hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) only contribute to 0.06% of India's total car market through 2017. Charging infrastructure holds a major significance in India's electric vehicle transition and acts as a link for the emobility sector to the electricity sector. It also is expected to bring about a notable change in electricity distribution in India. This linkage acts as an opportunity as well as a challenge for the DISCOMs (Power distribution companies). The Charging infrastructure can be responsible for improving the DISCOM revenue but at the same time, can affect the cost of power procurement and management of power network with increase in demand. Hence, designing the charging tariffs in a way that benefits both the DISCOMs and the electric vehcile users is of paramount importance.

This report exlores the links between EV charging tariffs and electric vehicle adoption to provide suitable recommendations for determining appropriate EV tariffs.

Country: India

Publisher/Organisation: Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation and Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE)

Rights: Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE)


Theme: Economic | Subtheme: Tariff

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