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Cabinet approves tariff for charging electric vehicles

By JT - May 02,2016 - Last updated at May 02,2016

AMMAN — The Cabinet on Monday approved the electricity tariff for charging electric vehicles, as the Kingdom is heading towards supporting and expanding the use of electric cars.

The regulations cover private charging stations based in homes of offices and publicly available ones. 

They stipulate that tariffs should be offered at competitive rates among service providers who would receive licences from the Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission.

The regulations also provide that prices shall not exceed 100 fils per kilowatt hour, including the commission of owners of public charging stations, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Last year, the Cabinet decided to exempt electric cars from registration fees, which range between JD8,000 and JD9,000.

The government has previously exempted such vehicles from customs duties and sales tax.

Also in 2015, the Greater Amman Municipality signed an agreement with the French Hyseo International to set up 10 electric car charging stations in Amman with the support of the French government.

Electric cars are currently used by some officials in Jordan.

 

During the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa in May last year, held on the eastern shores of the Dead Sea, Jordan signed a memorandum of understanding with manufacturers of electric cars — Tesla, BMW and Renault — to gradually adopt electric vehicles in the public sector.

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