Future of Transportation - Electric Vehicles



The increasing level of air pollution in Indian cities has been a cause of concern for policymakers. More than 25 Indian cities are within the 100 most polluted cities in the World. The cause of growing air pollution in cities is related to a variety of sources however transport sector makes a significant contribution. It is important the emissions from the transport sector are minimized. Electric vehicles have been seen as a promising technology option and several national governments have successfully implemented policies to promote the technology. Indian government under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi is keen to promote electric vehicles as green mobility options and is also considering it as a viable solution to reduce air pollution in cities. The many States have actively announced policies incentivizing and facilitating the use and manufacturing of Electric Vehicles.

The government has announced an outlay of ₹10,000 crores for Phase 2 of the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles, or FAME 2 scheme, to boost electric mobility and increase the number of electric vehicles in commercial fleets. The government, in a recent move, has approved green license plates for electric vehicles in order to encourage people to use them. The purpose behind is their easy identification for proposed benefits such as concessional toll, preferential treatment for parking, and free entry in congested zones.

  • Total no. of Electric Vehicles sold in India in India (2019-20)

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  • Carbon dioxide reduction (in Kgs)

  • Investments in Indian EV startups by corporate, venture capital and private equity firms in 2019


Indian government has announced an outlay of ₹10,000 crore for Phase 2 of  FAME 2 scheme, to boost electric mobility


Evolving The National Strategy


Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India (FAME-India) Scheme was launched under National Mission on Electric Mobility in 2011 to encourage progressive induction of reliable, affordable and efficient electric and hybrid vehicles (xEV).


Government has approved Phase-II of FAME Scheme with an outlay of  ₹10,000 Crore for a period of 3 years commencing from 1st April 2019.


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This mission is critical for India to reduce fossil fuel consumption and mitigate emissions by facilitating the production of Electric Vehicles (EVs) economically.

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Scheme for Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles in India Phase II

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Chandigarh all set to go green with new electric vehicle policy
by Hindustan Times Desk
Jan 11 2021
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A Startup develops AI system to repair electric vehicle battery
by The Hindu Desk
Jan 04 2021
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Electric vehicle market in India expected to hit 63 lakh units per annum mark by 2027: IESA
by PTI Desk
Dec 22 2020
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