Delhi Hosts The Largest Number of 4-Wheeler EVs in India, Says Govt Data

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The Ministry of Heavy Industries claimed that under FAME-II, India sold around 10.25 lakh EVs.

Delhi Hosts The Largest Number of 4-Wheeler EVs in India, Says Govt Data

The latest data from the Ministry of Heavy Industries claimed that New Delhi hosts the higher number of Electric Vehicles (EVs) in the four-wheeler segment out of all the Indian states. The trend has come to the fore through an analysis of the ministry data based on their dashboard on the total number of EVs sold in the country in different categories under the FAME-II scheme.

The ministry dashboard claimed that under the Faster Adoption of Electric Vehicles in India (FAME-II) scheme, till now, a total of 10.26 lakh EVs in different categories have been sold in the country, which is leading to a saving of around 8,63,277 litres of fuel in the country per day. In addition, the data claimed that Delhi has 64,307 EVs and hosts 3,724 four-wheeler EVs, the highest reported from any state in India.

An analysis of the data claimed that it was followed by Karnataka (1,820 four-wheeler EVs), Maharashtra (1189), and Haryana (496). However, the total number of four-wheeler EVs is not compared to the total number of EVs hosted in the state. For example-Delhi has only 69,874 EVs in total but has the highest share of four-wheelers in the segment.

On the other hand, Maharashtra has the highest of 1.75 lakh EVs in the state but has the third largest share of 1,189 four-wheeler EVs in the state. The ministry claimed that it notified the FAME-II scheme with a budgetary outlay of Rs. 10,000 crore for five years commencing from April 1, 2019, to promote hybrid/ electric technology in transportation to reduce dependency on fossil fuels and to address issues of vehicular emissions.

As per the government mandate, FAME II intends to support 7,090 e-Buses, 5 lakh e-3 Wheelers, 55,000 e-4 Wheeler Passenger Cars (including Strong Hybrid), and 10 lahks e-2 Wheelers. Under the scheme, the government is also aiding in incentivizing the manufacturers.

“Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for Automobile and Auto component industry with a budgetary outlay of Rs. 25,938 crore, provides financial incentives to boost domestic manufacturing of Advanced Automotive Technology products, including electric vehicles and their components. The scheme provides incentives up to 18% of eligible sales of electric vehicles and their components,” the ministry said in its latest reply before the Parliament on March 28. 2023.

The ministry also claimed that they approved the PLI Scheme for manufacturing advanced chemistry cells (ACC) in the country with a budgetary outlay of Rs. 18,100 crore to boost the local manufacture of high-end batteries meant for EVs. The scheme incentivizes establishing Giga scale ACC manufacturing facilities in the country for 50 Giga Watt hour (GWh). These ACCs will be used in batteries which are aimed to promote the widespread adoption of EVs.

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