The government is working on setting up the charging infrastructure across the country to promote adoption of the electric vehicles, said Union Heavy Industries Minister Mahendra Nath Pandey.
Speaking at an event organised by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) on Wednesday (25 August), Pandey said that the Central government is set to promote the rapid adoption of electric vehicles and is working on setting up charging infrastructure across India for the EVs, reports Economic Times.
“We are looking to promote environment-friendly vehicles. We came up with FAME-I, and after it received good response, we announced FAME-II scheme with an enhanced outlay of Rs 10,000 crore,” Pandey was quoted as saying.
“We are working in a way so that EVs become a public movement. That’s how we are going ahead with this,” he added.
Pandey said that government understands the importance of the automobile industry and its role in India becoming a $5 trillion economy.
He added that the automotive sector contributes 6.4 per cent to the country’s GDP and close to 50 per cent of GST collection.