Government Invites Proposals For Development Of EV Charging Infrastructure On Major Highways

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  • The Centre has approved Phase-II of Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India (FAME) scheme for three years commencing from first April, 2019
  • Under Phase-II of the FAME India Scheme, the government aims to support the development of EV charging infrastructure by extending capital grant to organisations for promoting the use of EVs

The government has invited proposals for installation of electric vehicles (EVs) charging stations on highways and expressways. The Department of Heavy Industry has floated an expression of interest (EoI) for inviting proposals from government organisations, public sector undertakings (PSUs), state-owned discoms, oil PSUs and other public and private entities to build and operate public EV charging infrastructure.

Phase-II of Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India (FAME) scheme

The proposals have been invited for EV charging infrastructure on the Mumbai-Pune, Ahmedabad-Vadodara, Delhi-Agra, Bengaluru-Mysore, Bengaluru-Chennai, Surat-Mumbai, Agra-Lucknow, Eastern Peripheral and Hyderabad-ORR expressways. Similar proposal also includes developing the EV charging infrastructure on highways including Delhi-Srinagar, Delhi-Kolkata, Agra-Nagpur, Meerut-Gangotri Dham, Mumbai-Delhi, Mumbai-Panaji, Mumbai-Nagpur, Mumbai-Bengaluru and Kolkata to Bhubaneswar.

The Centre has approved Phase-II of Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India (FAME) scheme for three years commencing from first April, 2019. Under Phase-II of the FAME India Scheme, the government aims to support the development of EV charging infrastructure by extending capital grant to organisations for promoting the use of EVs.

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