Over 1.6 Lakh EVs Supported And 4,453 Charging Stations Sanctioned Under Phase-2 Of FAME India Scheme


Under Phase-II of the FAME (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles) India scheme, the union government-supported about 1.65 lakhs Electric Vehicles (EV) by way of demand incentive amounting to about Rs 564 crore.

Further, 6,315 electric buses have been sanctioned to various state and city transport undertakings under the Scheme’s Phase-II.

The government has also sanctioned 2,877 EV Charging Stations amounting to Rs 500 crore in 68 cities across 25 States/UTs, and 1,576 charging stations amounting to Rs 108 crores across nine expressways and sixteen highways.

This information was given in a written reply by the Minister of State for Heavy Industries, Krishan Pal Gurjar, in Lok Sabha on Tuesday (30 November).

PM Modi-led union government formulated a FAME India scheme in March 2015 to promote the adoption of electric and hybrid vehicles in India.

Phase- l of the Scheme is available up to March 2019. The Scheme had four focus areas: demand creation, pilot project, technology development, and charging infrastructure.

Based on the outcome and experience gained during Phase-I of the FAME India scheme and after having consultations with all stakeholders, including industry and industry associations, the government notified Phase-II of the FAME India scheme with total budgetary support of Rs 10,000 crore for five years.

This phase focuses on supporting the electrification of public transportation and aims to support around 7,000 electric buses, five lakh electric three-wheelers, 55,000 electric four-wheeler passenger cars and 10 lakh electric two-wheelers through subsidies. In addition, the creation of charging infrastructure is also supported to address range anxiety among users of electric vehicles.

In the first phase of the Scheme, about 2.8 lakh hybrid and electric vehicles were supported by a demand incentive, amounting to about Rs 359 crore.

Also, 425 electric and hybrid buses were sanctioned to various cities with a total cost of about 280 crores. The Ministry of Heavy Industries had sanctioned about 520 charging stations and related infrastructure for Rs 43 crore under Phase-I of the FAME India Scheme.