Electric vehicles are growing their field of operation as years are passing. Infact, many countries especially European are using these as an optional source. With growing need of fossil fuels and equally depreciation of resources, the need and exploration of alternative resource is growing it’s pace.
In the same scenario, the Government of India has come up with a new policy that could encourage and increase the use of electric vehicles. The National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 (NEMMP) is the initiative by the Indian Government. Under the policy GOI aims to achieve six to seven million sales by 2020.
Launched in 2013, to decide the road map for faster adoption of vehicles. The first phase of the policy is the FAME-I (Faster Adoption and Manufacture of Electric Vehicles). The policy is in place from 1st April, 2015. The scheme was with a budget of 14,000 Crores. The part of policy covers to provide subcidies and encouragement for electric vehicles and related infrastructure development. The scheme mainly focused on Technology, Demand Creation, Pilot Projects, and Mild plug-in Hybrid technology.
Infact, we can say that the 1st phase (i.e.) FAME-I was successful because of the increase in number of companies coming forward to electrify their fleet. Along with GOI, many companies like Jaguar Land Rover, Honda, Mercedes Benz, Audi and even Mahindra have set targets to electrify their whole fleet by 2020.
On 1st April, 2019 the Government of India, as a continuation of it’s NEMMP policy has initiated it’s FAME-II scheme based on the 1st phase results. The 2nd phase include electrification of two wheelers, rickshaws and adoption of strong and plug-in Hybrid technology. The scheme has a budget of 10,000 crores and also covers e-buses too. Significantly, an amount of 1000 crores is being allocated for setting up charging stations.
Certainly, the measures to increase encouragement is also is in the hands of GOI. Government is planning to give incentives for 4-wheelers upto 15L, two wheelers upto 1.5L and buses upto 2crores. The perfect percentage of incentives are not yet finalized but the inter-ministerial committee would arriving on the point very soon.
In an another move to encourage State road transport organizations, GOI is all set to issue a new incentive guidelines. As of now, budget 2019 says that there would be a incentive of Rs. 20,000 per KW for e-buses.
Interestingly, way before Kia motors has come with a production plant to India and is all ready to start it’s sales by the coming year. Arriving to the parent policy NEMMP, the final draft would be rolling out after the results of the FAME-II.
With the introduction of electric vehicles into the Indian society, there would be a significant reduce in the demand of fossil fuels. On the other hand, the demand of the vehicles is still a significant doubt underlying the diverse Indian culture.