government has decided against offering subsidy to private electric four
wheelers under FAME II. The Union Cabinet has recently approved the proposal
for implementation of ‘Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles
in India Phase II (FAME India Phase II)’.
main objectives of the scheme are a) encourage faster adoption of Electric and
hybrid vehicle by way of offering upfront Incentive on purchase of Electric
vehicles and b) establish necessary charging Infrastructure for electric
FAME II scheme will put emphasis on electrification of the public
transportation that includes shared transport. Demand Incentives on operational
expenditure model for electric buses will be delivered through State or city
3W and 4W segment incentives will be applicable mainly to vehicles used for
public transport or registered for commercial purposes. While, in case of the
e-2Ws segment, the emphasis will be on the private vehicles.
benefits of incentives, will be extended to only those vehicles which are
fitted with advance battery like a Lithium Ion battery and other new technology
batteries. Thus the popular e-rickshaws are unlikely to get the benefit as they
do not use high quality batteries.
under the scheme, charging stations would be established in metros, other
million plus cities, smart cities and cities of Hilly states and major highways
connecting major city clusters.