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Fame India Scheme Phase-II


  • On 26th September, 2020, the government has sanctioned 670 electric buses and 241 charging stations to boost the electric mobility in the country under Phase-II of FAME India Scheme.

About FAME-India Scheme

  • The FAME(Faster Adoption and Manufacture of (Hybrid and) Electric Vehicles) was launched by the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises in 2015 to incentivize the production and promotion of eco-friendly vehicles including electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles.
  • It is a part of the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan.
  • The vehicles such as two wheelers, three wheelers, electric and hybrid cars and electric buses obtained the subsidy benefit of the scheme.
  • It also covers electric and Hybrid technologies like Mild Hybrid, Strong Hybrid, Plug in Hybrid & Battery Electric Vehicles

Two phases of FAME-India

  • Phase I: started in 2015 and was completed on March 31st, 2019
  • Phase II: started from April 1st, 2019, will be completed by March 31st, 2022

Focus Areas

  • Technology Development
  • Demand Creation
  • Pilot Projects
  • Charging Infrastructure

FAME Scheme-II

  • It aims to encourage faster adoption of electric and hybrid vehicles by way of offering upfront incentive on purchase of Electric Vehicles (EV) and by way of establishing necessary charging infrastructure for EV.
  • It offers incentives to manufacturers, who invest in developing electric vehicles and its components, including lithium-ion batteries and electric motors.

Impact

  • Pollution Control: Adoption of EVs in the country will help in addressing the issue of air pollution, due to the indiscriminate use of fossil fuels.
  • Sustainable Use of Fossil Fuels: It provide fuel security as it helps to lessen the dependency on fossil fuels thereby paving the path of sustainable and efficient use of fossil fuels.

National Electric Mobility Mission Plan(NEMMP)

  • The plan was launched by the Government of India in 2013 with the objective of achieving national fuel security by promoting electric and hybrid vehicles in the country.
  • There is an ambitious target to achieve 6-7 million sales of hybrid and electric vehicles year on year from 2020 onwards.
  • It is a composite scheme using different policy-levers such as-
  • -Demand side incentives to facilitate the acquisition of hybrid/electric vehicles.
  • -Promoting R&D in technology including battery technology, power electronics, motors, systems integration.
  • -Promoting charging infrastructure.
  • -Supply side incentives.
  • -Encouraging retro-fitment of on-road vehicles its hybrid kit.