FAME India proposes to speed up electric vehicles in public transport in phase II

New Delhi. The government has said Phase II of Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India (FAME India) proposes to give a push to electric vehicles in public transport and encourage adoption of EVs by way of market creation and demand aggregation.

In a written reply in Lok Sabha today, the Minister of State for Heavy Industries Krishan Pal Gurjar said the scheme envisaged the holistic growth of EV industry including providing charging infrastructure and pushing toward greater Indigenization.
He said the Ministry has also sanctioned 2 thousand 877 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in 68 cities across 25 states and Union Territories and one thousand 576 charging stations across 9 Expressways and 16 Highways under Phase II of FAME India Scheme.

The minister op said FAME-II aims to support through subsidies, 7 thousand 90 e-Buses, 5 lakh e-3 Wheelers, 55 thousand e-4 Wheeler Passenger Cars, and 10 lakh e-2 Wheelers. Mr. Gurjar said his ministry had sanctioned 520 Charging Stations/ Infrastructure under the Phase-I of FAME India Scheme.

Buland Chhattisgarh

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