Last Sunday, Oman’s Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Investment Promotion issued Ministerial Resolution No. 615/2023, which makes mandatory for all service stations to offer electric vehicle (EV) charging capabilities.
The regulation is in compliance with standards set by the Authority for Public Services Regulation (APSR), according to a Zawya report. This is in line with the country’s commitment to achieving zero carbon neutrality by 2050.
According to The Oman Times, non-compliance underscores a penalty structure, which involves a written warning for initial offenders followed by an administrative fine of OMR 1,000 for repeated violations. This amount increases up to OMR 3,000 in the case of persistent violations.