55 EV charging stations approved across Kingdom

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AMMAN — Energy Sector Regulatory Authority spokesperson Tahrir Al-Qaq has announced that the authority has granted licenses for 55 electric vehicle charging stations across all governorates of the Kingdom.اضافة اعلان

Al-Qaq explained that these stations consist of 41 public charging stations that require a fee and 14 private stations exclusively for companies, banks, and hotels, not available for public use, Jo24 reported.

Al-Qaq emphasized that a total of 107 stations have obtained public construction permits, including 70 public stations and 37 private stations. She further noted that there are currently 52 pending requests for new construction permits, which are currently under review.

New approvals for electricity meters in homes
Additionally, the authority has issued 2,500 approvals for installing electricity meters in homes, specifically for vehicle charging purposes. These instructions enable electric car owners and their families to install independent electricity meters separate from their household meters.

Al-Qaq clarified that the electricity tariff for vehicle charging is determined by the Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission on the last day of each month. She confirmed that despite the global increase in oil prices, the tariff has remained unchanged since April 2020.

In terms of charging fees, Al-Qaq mentioned that a comprehensive review has been conducted to incentivize the installation of fast chargers. The fee for fast charging stands at 5 piasters, while slow charging costs 3.5 piasters.

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