MHI sanctions 2877 EV charging stations under FAME Phase-II

Highlights :

  • The Ministry of Heavy Industries has sanctioned 2877 charging stations in 68 cities across 25 states/UTs under Phase-II of FAME India Scheme.
  • Additionally, MHI has sanctioned 1576 EV Charging Stations across 16 Highways & 9 Expressways under this phase.

The Ministry of Heavy Industries (MHI) has sanctioned 2877 charging stations in 68 cities across 25 states/UTs under Phase-II of FAME India Scheme.

The details of solar-based charging stations sanctioned and installed in the cities and states under FAME India Scheme Phase-II are as follows:

Additionally, MHI has sanctioned 1576 EV Charging Stations across 16 Highways & 9 Expressways under this phase. As per the Ministry of Power guidelines, there shall be at least one charging station at every 25 kms on both sides of the Highway and also at least one Charging Station for long Range/Heavy Duty EVs at every 100 kms on both sides of the Highway. For the city at least one charging station will be set up in a grid of 3km x 3km.

The Ministry of Heavy Industries had sanctioned about 520 Charging Stations/ Infrastructure for about Rs. 43 Crore under Phase-I of Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India (FAME India) Scheme.

Further, a budget provision of Rs. 1000 Crore has been earmarked for a period of 5 years [2019-20 to 2023-24] for establishment of charging infrastructure under Phase-II of FAME India Scheme.

Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid & Electric Vehicles in India in (FAME India) Scheme is an initiative of the Government of India towards the aim of reducing the use of diesel- and petrol-powered vehicles in the country. The project is an integral part of the government’s National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP).

The Fame scheme was announced in 2019 with an outlay of ₹10,000 crore and the government expected to incentivize the purchase of 7,090 electric buses, 35,000 four-wheelers, 500,000 three-wheelers and 1 million two-wheelers. The scheme was implemented and overseen by the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises in two phases:

  • Phase I was begun in the year 2015 and was completed on 31st March, 2019
  • Phase II was begun from April, 2019, onwards and will be completed by 31st March, 2022

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