Heavy industries ministry announces INR 500 cr scheme to promote e-mobility

Source : PTI | New Delhi: The heavy industries ministry on Wednesday announced a new scheme to promote e-mobility in the country with an outlay of INR 500 crore for four months beginning April 2024. The new scheme is for 2-wheelers and 3-wheelers.

The second phase of FAME-II or Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles in India programme ends on March 31, 2024.

Announcing E-Mobility Promotion Scheme 2024 (EMPS 2024), Heavy Industries Minister Mahendra Nath Pandey said the Modi government is committed to promoting e-mobility in the country.

The scheme will be for four months till July 2024, the minister said.

Under the scheme, a support of INR 10,000 per 2-wheeler will be provided.

The aim is to provide support for about 3.3 lakh 2-wheelers.

A support of INR 25,000 will be given for purchase of small three-wheelers (e-rickshaw and e-carts). More than 31,000 such vehicles will be covered.

The financial support will be INR 50,000 on purchase of a large three-wheeler.

Subsidies under the second phase of the FAME scheme will be eligible for e-vehicles sold till March 31, 2024, or till the time funds are available.