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Abu Dhabi Department of Energy Announces EV Charging Tariff for the Emirate


In line with Abu Dhabi Government strategies to drive transport electrification and achieve climate ambitions, the Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE) announced a new governance framework, for charging electric vehicles (EVs) in the emirate, in collaboration with key stakeholders. The aim is to enhance vehicle-grid integration and encourage the private sector and consumer participation to scale up EV use in Abu Dhabi.

The tariff will be implemented by Abu Dhabi Distribution Company (ADDC) and Al Ain Distribution Company (AADC) and takes effect August 26, 2021.Following registration, a flat monthly fee of AED 92 will be applied to all EV charger owners until a meter is installed. After the installation of the meter, billing will be based on actual consumption.

If you live in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi or run a business here and charge electric vehicles at your property, you need to register your electric vehicle charger so that ADDC or AADC can install a meter specifically for your charger.

In order to be prepared to accomplish the goals of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates aiming to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions through use of clean energy for electrification and support the reduction of the carbon footprint and pollutant emissions of the surface transport sector, DOE has issued on 01/03/2022 The regulatory policy for EV charging infrastructure in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi (‘The Policy’) that sets out the fundamental principles for ownership, installation and management of Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE), the electricity supply to EVSE, and pricing mechanism to End Customers.

This Policy aims to support the transition of UAE and Abu Dhabi Emirate into achieving carbon neutrality by the year 2050.

To download this policy, please click here

Regulatory Policy for EVSE Charging Infrastructure in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi


The Electrical Vehicle (EV) Charging Systems stated in Chapter 13 from The Electricity Wiring Regulation (2020) applies to the installation of both AC and DC dedicated conductive charging equipment for charging of battery powered Electric Vehicles.

Moreover, guidance document of Installation of Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) is to introduce the basic knowledge and the technical requirements for installing Electrical Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) by approving electrical Contractors. It also serves as an informative reference to the general public in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

To download this policy, please click here

Installation of Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE)

To register your EV charger, click here.

For more details and a list of Frequently Asked Questions please click here.


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