Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Initiatives for production of electric Vehicles

   With a view to promote electric mobility in the country, the Government of India approved the National Mission on Electric Mobility (NMEM) in 2011 and subsequently National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 was unveiled in 2013. This Mission Plan has been designed mainly considering the Fuel Security and Environmental Pollution in the country. NMEM aims for a cumulative fuel saving of about 9500 million litres equivalent resulting in reduction of pollution and green house gas emission of 2 million tonnes with targeted market penetration of 6-7 million vehicles by 2020.

As part of this mission, Department of Heavy Industry formulated a scheme namely FAME -India [Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India]. The overall scheme is proposed to be implemented over a period of 6 years, till 2020, wherein it is intended to support   the  hybrid  /  electric   vehicles   market   development    and    its manufacturing eco-system to achieve self-sustenance at the  end of the stipulated period. The scheme is one of the green initiatives of the Government of India, which will be one of the biggest contributors in reducing pollution from road transport sector in near future. The scheme has 4 focus areas i.e. Technology Development, Demand Creation, Pilot Projects and Charging Infrastructure.

Under FAME India Scheme, 148275 electric/hybrid vehicles (xEVs) have been given direct support by way of demand incentives amounting to Rs. 192.56 Crore (Approx) since its launch on 1st April 2015 and till 30th June 2017. This has resulted in approximately fuel saving of 13553917 litre and CO2 reduction of 33971052 Kg.

For promotion of electric mobility, the Government has already given financial support under different focus area of the FAME India Scheme since its inception on 1st April 2017, as per detail given below:

Focus Area /
Component of Scheme
Extended Financial  Assistance
Technology Platform
Rs. 38.08 crore
Demand Incentive
Rs.192.56 crore
Charging infrastructure
Rs. 1.00 crore
Pilot Project
Rs. 36.68 crore
Rs. 268.32 crore
            The names of the Indian as well as Foreign Automobile Manufacturers  registered with the Department of Heavy Industry as on date for availing benefit of demand incentives on sale of their electric/hybrid vehicles is given below:-

2)                  Electrotherm (India) Limited
3)                  Maruti Suzuki India Ltd
5)                  Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd
6)                  Lohia Auto Industries
7)                  Ampere Vehicles Pvt. Ltd.
8)                  AVON CYCLES LTD.
9)                  VOLVO INDIA PVT. LTD.
10)              CHRIS MOTORS
12)              MAHINDRA & MAHINDRA LTD
13)              Tunwal Electronics

            This information was given by Minister of State in the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Shri Babul Supriyo in reply to a written question in the Rajya Sabha today.


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