The Union Minister of State for Heavy Industries, Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today informed that, as per e-vahan portal, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, the details of a number of electric vehicles registered in India since 2020 to 2023 (till 15.03.2023) are as under:
|2023 (till 15-03-2023)||2,56,980|
The Ministry of Heavy Industries has given incentives to buyers and manufacturers of electric vehicles through the following three schemes:
- Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles in India (FAME India): The Government notified Phase-II of the FAME India Scheme initially for a period of five years commencing from 1 April 2019 with a total budgetary support of Rs. 10,000 crores. Under FAME-India Scheme phase-II, incentives are provided to buyers of electric vehicles in the form of an upfront reduction in the purchase price of electric vehicles.
The incentive is linked to battery capacity i.e. Rs. 10,000/KWh for e-3W and e-4W with a cap of 20% of the cost of the vehicle. Further, the incentives/ subsidies for e-2W have been increased to Rs. 15,000/KWh from Rs. 10,000/KWh with an increase in cap from 20% to 40% of the cost of vehicle w.e.f. 11th June 2021.
- Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for Automotive Sector: The Government on 15th Sep. 2021 approved the PLI Scheme for the Automotive Sector with a budgetary outlay of Rs. 25,938 crores to support domestic manufacturing of vehicles. Electric vehicles are covered under this PLI scheme.
- PLI Scheme for Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC): The Government on 12th May 2021 approved the PLI Scheme for manufacturing of ACC in the country with a budgetary outlay of Rs. 18,100 crores. The scheme envisages establishing a competitive ACC battery manufacturing setup in the country for 50 GWh. Additionally, 5GWh of niche ACC technologies is also covered under the Scheme.