Government sanctions setting up of 300 charging stations for electric vehicles
Power Minister Piyush Goyal has stated that the Project Implementation & Sanctioning Committee (PISC) under the chairmanship of Secretary, Department of Heavy Industries has sanctioned proposals of setting up of 300 charging stations along with charging infrastructures under FAME-India Scheme.
The government of India has notified FAME India Scheme [Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India] for implementation with effect from 1st April 2015, with the objective to support hybrid/electric vehicles market development and manufacturing eco-system. The scheme has 4 focus areas i.e. technology development, demand creation, pilot projects and charging infrastructure.
The FAME India Scheme is aimed at incentivising all vehicle segments i.e. 2-wheeler, 3-wheeler auto, passenger 4-wheeler vehicle, light commercial vehicles and buses. The scheme covers Hybrid & Electric technologies like mild hybrid, strong hybrid, plug in hybrid & battery electric vehicles.
Earlier on Friday, 25 charging stations were installed at 6 different locations in Bengaluru under the FAME India Scheme.