The Minister of State for Heavy Industries Krishan Pal Gurjar notified that around 1.3 million electric vehicles (EVs) have been registered in India in a written reply to a Lok Sabha question. The total number of registered EVs excludes the registrations from Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, and Lakshadweep. Under Phase 1 of FAME India, the Ministry of Heavy Industries (MHI) has sanctioned 520 EV charging stations of which 479 have been installed as of July 1, 2022. Meanwhile, under Phase 2 of the FAME India scheme the ministry has sanctioned 2,877 EV charging stations in 68 cities across 25 states/UTs of which 50 charging stations have been installed as of July 1, 2022. Also, the MHI has sanctioned 1,576 EV charging stations across 9 expressways and 16 highways.
To take part in promoting the EV adoption, recently in July 2022, Chhattisgarh government launched its state EV policy. The state government established a five-year objective of attaining 15 per cent new EV registrations for personal and commercial operations. The state government will grant one-fourth of the cost of plant and machinery towards the development of EV production facilities. Around 500 to 1,000 acres of land will be set aside to build an EV park to attract manufacturers.