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Under 20% spent on Centre’s EV scheme

  • February 14, 2022

Source: Mint

The government has spent around ₹1,400 crore so far out of the ₹10,000 crore allocated under the second phase of the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (FAME-II) scheme, according to Mr Arun Goel, Secretary in the Ministry of Heavy Industries. The FAME-II scheme, designed to support the electrification of public shared transport and help create charging infrastructure, was supposed to end on 31 March 2022 but has been extended by two years till 31 March 2024, as it was unable to create the anticipated consumer demand for electric vehicles.

Chandigarh administration approves city's first electric vehicle policy

  • February 14, 2022

Source: News 18

The policy will incentivise the adoption of a wide arena of electric vehicles including electric bicycles, two-wheelers, three-wheelers, electric cargo vehicles as well as four-wheelers, passenger and commercial. The incentives will be over and above the central government’s FAME II subsidy and customers who want to avail have to register their vehicle in Chandigarh.

EV charging stations to be built at all Delhi government offices

  • February 10, 2022

Source: Indian Express

According to a Delhi government statement, the stations will be ready in three months. The idea is to popularise EVs among government officials who can charge their vehicles while at office. The single window process can be used to install EV chargers from DISCOM-empanelled vendors at low tariffs.

Shift in mobility trends with focus on electric, hybrid vehicles: Study

  • February 09, 2022

Source: The Economic Times

According to the study, 59 per cent of the Indian consumers were concerned about climate change, pollution levels and gasoline/diesel vehicles emissions, indicating that consumers interest in the electric vehicles (EVs) is due to the perception of lower fuel costs, environmental consciousness, and a better driving experience.

Ather to set up 1000 fast charging stations across Karnataka

  • February 03, 2022

Source: Deccan Herald

The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Ather Energy and state-run electric supply companies (Escoms). Escoms will be the nodal agency to provide technical support. Government agencies will coordinate with the Escoms to share available spaces for the charging stations.

Government increases allocation for EV subsidy threefold

  • February 03, 2022

Source: The Economic Times

In its bid to accelerate the adoption for less-polluting vehicles in India, the government has tripled its budgetary allocation for the scheme to subsidise the purchase of electric vehicles. As per the budget document, the subsidy under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid & Electric Vehicles (FAME) for fiscal 2023 is projected at INR 2908 crore, or more than three-and-a-half times the allocation of INR 800 crore for this fiscal year and almost nine times higher than FY21.

Budget 2022: EV stakeholders welcome battery swapping policy and interoperability standards

  • February 02, 2022

Source: YourStory

In the Union Budget 2022 speech, Finance Minister Ms Nirmala Sitharaman made a slew of forward-looking announcements for electric vehicles (EVs) — including battery swapping policy, creating special mobility zones, thematic funds for sunrise sectors, and government contribution for R&D in sunrise opportunities.

Battery swapping policy will boost adoption of EVs, especially for public transport and goods mobility

  • February 01, 2022

Source: The Economic Times

The electric vehicle (EV) industry will get a big push, especially on the public transport front with the formulation of a Battery Swapping Policy that was announced in the Union Budget, as it provides an affordable solution to the critical issue of range anxiety. Making a provision for interoperability standards in the policy will allow the EV industry to collaborate and speed up the process of developing a battery swapping network in the country.

Budget 2022: Automotive sector expectations and the shift to electric mobility

  • January 31, 2022

Source: The Times of India

The automotive sector is seemingly sitting on the cusp of an oncoming electric revolution. However, transitioning from fossil-fuels to electric mobility is not easy and will require a strong focus from the government.

India's largest EV charging station opened at Delhi-Jaipur National Highway in Gurugram

  • January 28, 2022

Source: The Economic Times

India's largest electric vehicle (EV) charging station with a capacity of 100 charging points for 4 wheelers, was opened recently at Delhi-Jaipur National Highway in Gurugram. The new EV charging station has been developed by tech-piloting company Alektrify Private Limited.