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EXPLAINED : FAME INDIA SCHEME PHASE II

EXPLAINED : FAME INDIA SCHEME PHASE II

Context

The Government of India has sanctioned 670 Electric buses in the states of Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat and Chandigarh and 241 Charging Stations in Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Gujarat and Port Blair under Phase-II of FAME India Scheme.

Details

  • The Department of Heavy Industries under the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, is administering the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India (FAME India) Scheme since April, 2015.
  • It aims  to promote adoption of electric and hybrid vehicles (xEVs) in India.
  • FAME India is a part of the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan.
  • It focuses on 4 areas i.e. Technology development, Demand Creation, Pilot Projects and Charging Infrastructure.
  • Phase-II focuses on supporting electrification of public & shared transportation and aims to support, through subsidies, approximately 7,000 e-buses, 5 lakh e-3 wheelers, 55,000 e-4 wheeler passenger cars and 10 lakh e-2 wheelers.

About Objectives of National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) 2020

  • Target to deploy 5 to 7 million electric vehicles in the country by 2020.
  • To emphasize the importance of government incentives and coordination between industry and academia.
  • Target of 400,000 passenger battery electric cars (BEVs) by 2020 ~ avoiding 120 million barrels of oil and 4 million tons of CO2.
  • To lower vehicular emissions by 1.3 percent by 2020.

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