The government will permit electric vehicle consumers to pay for charging of their electric cars via digital methods, comprising Bharat QR code and BHIM app. The government has agreed to recommendations of a board (Committee for Standardization of the Protocol for Charging Infrastructure) for this matter. In its report, the panel also debated over uniform measures for charging stations of electric vehicles in India, which will allow electric cars of all types by various producers to be charged at several stations.
“The users require being to be billed for the charging and transaction requires to be carried out. There are various alternatives, comprising debiting the account of the user on the basis of vehicle identification number (VIN),” claimed the report. “Direct debiting the money for consumer’s equipment on the basis of VIN will be accepted. Alternately, a mobile app will be made, which permits a consumer to charge using Bharat QR code or BHIM or other digital transaction plans specified by Government of Indian. This will be used both for direct current (DC) as well as alternating current (AC) chargers,” the board recommended in the report.
The board has suggested that metering must be carried out as per units used for charging every car, in addition to a grid approachable billing. As soon as the charging ends, the connector will be rolled only after successful transaction acknowledgement or receipt is obtained, recommended the board. The expert board also made a case for installing huge charging infrastructure for electric cars, since the government aims antagonistic acceptance of electric vehicles in the country as a substitute clean energy mean of transport to verify pollution.
The government has thought about the suggestions made by the group and has accepted the report on Bharat Public EV Charger Specifications. The panel, which had sought answers from a range of stakeholders, received answers that open protocol must be permitted with investments or private partnership. It, on the other hand, claimed that open protocol is not wanted as standardization of charging infrastructure is essential.