ministry of heavy industries

Plans For Phase-III Of FAME Start, With Bigger, Wider Coverage

Even as the secoonf phase of the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles (FAME) is likely to wind down this year, speculation is rising on the shape of the next phase of the scheme that was brought in to support EV transition. Administered by the Ministry of Heavy Industries (MHI),  FAME-I(Rs 895 […]

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Parliamentary Standing Committee Recommends Incentives Under FAME Scheme

A standing committee report on ‘Promotion of Electric Vehicles (EV) In the Country’, mentions that, among category-wise EV, the production and sale of EV-three-wheeler vehicles is found to be highest in India. It recommends that the ministry should broaden the scope and extend FAME-II Scheme for at least three more years. This would support the […]

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Ministry of Heavy Industries Greenlights 7,432 EV Charging Stations Across India

In a major announcement that is set to transform the EV (electric vehicle) charging landscape of the country, the Ministry of Heavy Industries has given its nod for 7,432 EV charging stations. The charging stations will be set up by three Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs). The announcement comes under the second phase of the FAME […]

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Row Over Misuse of FAME-II Subsidies Reaches Parliament

The ongoing controversy over the misuse of the Union government’s FAME-II scheme recently reached the corridors of the Indian Parliament. The development comes after the Union government was recently forced to take action against the errant Electric Vehicle (EV) manufacturers who allegedly flouted the scheme norms to claim subsidy. In the latest Monsoon Session of […]

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Errant EV Players Might Face More Trouble For Flouting FAME-II

The Ministry of Heavy Industries is now mulling stringent actions against alleged errant two-wheeler Electric Vehicle (EV) players in India for falsely claiming subsidies under the Faster Adoption of Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles (FAME)-II. The ministry is the nodal agency for disbursing FAME-II funds to EV players. As per reports, the ministry has planned to […]

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Govt Reduces Subsidy For Electric Two-Wheelers Under FAME-II

In its latest notification, the Ministry of Heavy Industries has ordered reduction in subsidies for electric two-wheeler vehicles under the Faster Adoption of Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles (FAME)-II scheme. The new provisions will be rolled out in India from June 1, 2023. With the reduced hand-holding support from the government, the electric two-wheeler prices are […]

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Rajesh Exports Signs Agreement With Centre & Karnataka For 5GWh Lithium Cells Factory

Rajesh Exports Limited (REL) has announced that it has signed a tripartite agreement with the Central Government and Karnataka state government under which it will set up a 5 GWh gigafactory to manufacture lithium ion cells for battery production. The company said that it was selected by the Central Government as one among the successful […]

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Govt & Firms Join Hands For 50 GWh Capacity Battery Storage Under PLI Scheme

Reliance New Energy Limited, Ola Electric Mobility Private Limited and Rajesh Exports Limited have signed the Programme Agreement under the PLI scheme  (Production Linked Incentive) for Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) battery storage, the Ministry of Heavy Industries has announced. Earlier in the year, Reliance New Energy Solar, Hyundai Global Motors, Ola Electric Mobility, Rajesh Exports […]

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MHI sanctions 2877 EV charging stations under FAME Phase-II

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 […]

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