Medium, Heavy Passenger EVs Increase From 124 in 2018 to 1,356 As On Date: Gadkari

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  • He said that under the Phase-I of Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India (FAME India) scheme, 425 electric buses were supported
  • The Ministry of Heavy Industries has sanctioned 6,265 electric buses to 65 cities/ state transport undertaking/ state government entities for intra-city and inter-city operations
Nitin Gadkari

The number of electric vehicles operational in the medium and heavy passenger vehicle category has increased from 124 in 2018 to 1,356 as on date, Parliament was informed. In a written reply to a query in the Lok Sabha, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said the number of electric vehicles registered for transport of cargo has increased from 6,246 in 2018 to 27,645 as on date as per Vahan 4 records.

He said that under the Phase-I of Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India (FAME India) scheme, 425 electric buses were supported. The Ministry of Heavy Industries has sanctioned 6,265 electric buses to 65 cities/ state transport undertaking/ state government entities for intra-city and inter-city operations.

He added that out of these 6,265 electric buses, supply orders for 3,118 electric buses have been issued by the selected entities.

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