On January 3, 2020 the Department of Heavy Industries had sanctioned 2636 EV (Electric Vehicles) charging stations in 62 cities across 24 State/UTs under FAME India (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles in India) scheme phase II to clean the mobility in Road Transport Sector. It aims to increase the electric vehicle users and also encourage Original Equipment Manufacturer’s (OEM) to launch new electric models.About EV charging stations:
i.At least one charging station will be in 4km X 4km grid in selected cities .
ii.A total of 317 EV charging stations have been allotted in Maharashtra which is highest among 24 states.
iii.Among 2636 Charging stations, 1633 will be fast charging stations and 1003 are slow charging stations.
iv.Under FAME India scheme, the Department of Heavy Industries invited the “Expressions of Interest (EoI) “from various cities across the country and received 106 proposals for 7000 EV charging station. Out of which 2636 EV charging stations were selected with the help of Project Implementation and Sanctioning Committee (PISC).
About FAME India II:
i.To promote the Electric vehicle in the country Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi implemented the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles II scheme in India.
ii.With the effect from April 1, 2019 this scheme was implemented with the total outlay of Rs 10000 crore for a period of three years.
The main objective of the scheme is faster adaptation of Electric Vehicles which encourages manufacturers to introduce new models and to build the charging stations across the country. It also helps in reducing environmental pollution.
About Ministry of Heavy Industries:
Founded- April 2015
Headquarters- New Delhi
Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises– Prakash Javadekar