Jordan expands e-car charging stations

Jordan

Published: 2018-06-19 14:20

Last Updated: 2018-06-19 15:59


New fuel stations obliged to install electric cars charging terminals. (Roya)
New fuel stations obliged to install electric cars charging terminals. (Roya)
Roya News Source

The Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission (EMRC) has decided to oblige fuel stations in various parts of the Kingdom to assign a future site to electric vehicle charging stations.

EMRC Chairman of the Board of Commissioners, Farouq Hiari, said earlier today that "this decision comes to keep pace with the developments taking place in the sector; to expand the use of electric vehicles and enable owners of electric vehicles to charge their vehicles at these stations as well as at their homes.”

Hiari added that since EMRC took over the task of supervising electric vehicle charging activities mid of May 2016 it has issued 18 permits to install e-cars charging stations in Amman.

The Chairman added that the Commission continued to practice its oversight role to enhance the sector and attract investment, by facilitating procedures and amending legislations.

Hiari noted that in order to facilitate and simplify the procedures, the Commission had added two electronic services to its website, namely, a licensing service for the establishment of a private electric vehicle charging station and a licensing service for the establishment of a public electric vehicle charging station.

Hiari called on investors, especially the owners of the fuel stations, to apply to the Commission to benefit from the facilities it provides to cope with the increasing demand for local use of electric cars.

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