Thursday, 14 September 2017 - 17:35
PUCSL seeks public views on Electric Vehicle Charging Stations


Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka has commenced a process to seek public consultation of the Regulation of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations and Protection of Consumer Rights.

The stakeholders’ views, suggestions, recommendation, concerns and comments related to issues pertaining to the electric vehicle charging stations (EVCS) and users of such services are accepted by the Commission to draft required regulatory tools.

The views of the public could be submitted to the Commission from now on until 04th of October 2017.

The submissions should be related to the following areas:

a)     Requirement of maintaining and updating a register of authorized EVCS (state and privately owned) at Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) and Lanka Electricity Company (Pvt.) Limited (LECO)

b)     Code of practices for EVCS

c)     Determination of end user tariffs, safety and other technical standards for EVCS

d)     Rights and Obligations Statement for consumers of EVCS

e)     Issues faced by EVCS and consumers of such centers

f) Issues related to residential charging facilities

Registration of electric motor cars in Sri Lanka has increased from 90 in the year 2014 to 3,238 in the year 2015.

Total registration of electric motor cars from the year 2011-2016 is approximately 4,349.

Apart to a large number of electric motor cars, Sri Lanka also has limited numbers of electric motor tricycles, motor cycles, dual purpose vehicles and single cabs.

Sri Lanka presently does not have a rights and obligations statement to cover the electric vehicle users and therefore no dispute resolution procedure has been drafted.

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