The Union Minister of State for Heavy Industries, Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha informed that in order to promote the adoption of hybrid and electric vehicles in the country, the Government launched the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India (FAME India) Scheme since 2015. Presently, Phase-II of the FAME India Scheme is being implemented for a period of 5 years w.e.f. 01st April 2019 with a total budgetary support of Rs. 10,000 crores.
Further, the following steps have been taken by the Government for the adoption of hybrid and electric vehicles in the country:
- The government on 12th May 2021 approved a Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for the manufacturing of Advanced Chemistry Cells (ACC) in the country in order to bring down the prices of battery in the country.
- Electric Vehicles are covered under the 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 crores 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 details of personal vehicles which are hybrid or electric and are currently used in the country, State-wise including the State of Gujarat is below.
|Sl. No.||State Name||Fuel Type||Grand Total|
|1||Andaman & Nicobar Island||87||0||56||143|
|13||Jammu and Kashmir||3,637||1,202||3,198||8,037|
|31||UT of DNH and DD||195||328||894||1,417|