FAME INDIA SCHEME Phase II
FAME India Scheme Phase II: Under this scheme 670 electric buses in the state of Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat, and Chandigarh and 241 charging stations in Madhya Pradesh, Tamilnadu, Kerala, Gujarat, and Port Blair under phase 2 of fame India scheme.
FAME India Scheme Full Form: Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Strong) Hybrid and Electric Vehicles in India.
Fame India is a part of the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan. the main thrust of fame is to encourage electric vehicles by providing subsidies.
The Department of Heavy Industries under the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises is administering the faster adoption and manufacturing of electric vehicles in India scheme since 2015 to promote the adoption of electric and hybrid vehicles in India.
The Fame India scheme has two phases
Phase 1: started in 2015 and was completed on 31 St March 2019.
Phase 2: start from April 2019 will be completed by 31st March 2022.
At present, phase II of fame India scheme is being implemented for 2 years with effect from April 1, 2019, with total budgetary support of Rs 10,000 Crore
Focus areas of fame India scheme
- Stablising charging infrastructure
- Faster adoption and manufacturing of Hybrid and electric vehicles in india
- Adressing environment pollution
- Technological development
- Pilot projects
- Demand creation
Features of phase 2 of fame India scheme
The FAME II scheme, introduced to drive greater adoption of EVs in India
- T phase aims to support through subsidies, approximately 7000 e-buses 5lakh 3-wheelers , 55000 4-wheeler passenger cars and 10 lakh e2- wheelers.
- In 3- wheel (S) and 4- wheel (S) segment incentives will be applicable mainly to vehicles used for public transport or registered for commercial purposes.
- In 2 wheel segment the focus will be on the private vehicles. OLA Launches its e-scooters on 15 August 2021 in its first two variants – OLA S1 and OLA S1 Pro. After applying the relevant subsidies on both the variants customers can get OLA S1 below 1 lakh and OLA S2 above 1 Lakh.
- Establishment of charging stations will be est. On both sides of the road at an interval of about 25km each.
- To encourage advanced technology, the benefits of incentives will be extended to only those vehicles which are fitted with advanced battries like lithium ion bettery and other new technology batter.
- Under this phase, whereby about 2700 charging stations will be est. In metros, other million plus cities, smart cities and cities of hilly states across the country so that there will be availability of at least one charging station in grid of 3km ×3km.
Javadekar said the setting up of charging stations is a key infrastructure necessary to promote electric vehicles “already 450 buses are playing in various cities now 670 e-buses are sanctioned. Maharashtra has got 240, Gujarat has got 250, goa has got 100 and Chandigarh has got 80. Kerala and other states have also got e-charging station because all those corporations who are completing the formalities, we are sanctioned e-buses for them.” Said the minister.
“This is a good start these e-buses, e-rikshaws, and e-scooters, as well as e-cars for city use, are the best way forward for environment-friendly transport,” Javdekar said.
He also informed that 25 charging stations have been sanctioned in Kollam, 27 in Thiruvananthapuram, and 28 in Malappuram besides, 10 charging stations have been sanctioned in port Blair and 25 in Tiruchirapalli in Tamil Nadu.