In a written reply to Rajya Sabha, the minister of state for Heavy Industries has mentioned that the Phase-II of the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles in India (FAME India) scheme has supported 231,257 electric vehicles (EVs) with a demand incentive of Rs 8.27 billion till February 1, 2022. The Ministry of Heavy Industries (MHI) has also approved 6,315 electric buses for intracity and intercity operations in 65 cities across 26 states/UTs as part of the scheme. The ministry has approved 2,877 charging stations in 68 cities across 25 states/UTs, under the FAME India Scheme Phase II.
As of January 28, 2022, 50 original equipment manufacturers have registered and revalidated their 106 EV models under the system. Compared to the previous year, the sale of electric two-wheeler vehicles has increased substantially, according to the minister. In addition, according to a report by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers, the auto industry provides employment for 13 people for every truck, six people for each vehicle, four people for each three-wheeler, and one person for each two-wheeler.
Approximately 280,000 EVs were supported in the initiative’s first phase, with a total demand incentive of approximately Rs 3.59 billion. In addition, under the project’s first phase, 425 electric and hybrid buses have been deployed across the country with a government incentive of about Rs 2.80 billion. Under Phase-I of the FAME-India scheme, the MHI approved approximately 520 charging stations/infrastructure for Rs 430 million.
The second phase of the FAME India scheme is being executed using the following three components:
– Incentives for demand
– Establishment of charging station network
– Scheme administration, including publicity and IEC (Information, Education, and Communication) activities.