New Delhi: In order to promote the adoption of hybrid and electric vehicles in India, the government launched the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India (FAME India) Scheme since 2015 on pan India basis.
Presently, Phase-II of the FAME India Scheme is being implemented for a period of 5 years w.e.f. 1 April, 2019 with total budgetary support of Rs 10,000 crore.
Further, the following steps have been taken by the government for the adoption of electric vehicles in the country, according to the government.
The government on 12 May, 2021 approved a Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for manufacturing of Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) in the country in order to bring down prices of battery in the country. Drop in battery price will result in cost reduction of electric vehicles.
Electric Vehicles are covered under Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for Automobile and Auto Components, which was approved on 15th September 2021 with a budgetary outlay of Rs. 25,938 crore for a period of five years.
GST on electric vehicles has been reduced from 12% to 5%; GST on chargers/ charging stations for electric vehicles has been reduced from 18% to 5%.
Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) announced that battery-operated vehicles will be given green license plates and be exempted from permit requirements.
MoRTH issued a notification advising states to waive road tax on EVs, which in turn will help reduce the initial cost of EVs.
As per the e-vahan portal (Ministry of Road Transport and Highways), the detailed list of electric vehicles on roads, State/UT.
State-wise number of electric vehicles as on 31-01-2022
|State Name||Grand Total|
|Andaman & Nicobar Island||159|
|Jammu and Kashmir||1,527|
|UT of DNH and DD||277|
The details given are for digitised vehicle records as per centralised Vahan 4 and data for Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, and Lakshadweep has not been provided as they are not in centralised Vahan 4.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Heavy Industries Krishan Pal Gurjar in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha on Friday (February 11).