New Delhi. Of the over 21.70 lakh electric vehicles registered in India, Uttar Pradesh tops the list with 4,65,432 EVs, followed by Maharashtra with 2,26,134 and Delhi with 2,03,263, the government told Parliament on Tuesday.
Union Minister of State for Heavy Industries Krishan Pal Gurjar said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha that the total sales of electric vehicles in the year 2022 stood at 10,15,196, as compared to 3,27,976 in the previous year 2021. A total of 2,56,980 EVs have been registered till March 15 in the current year.
The Minister said that the Ministry of Heavy Industry has given incentives to the buyers and manufacturers of electric vehicles through three schemes.
The government notified Phase II of the FAME India scheme initially for a period of five years commencing from April 1, 2019, with a total budgetary support of Rs 10,000 crore. Under the FAME-India Scheme Phase-II, the buyers of electric vehicles are provided incentives in the form of upfront deduction on the purchase price of electric vehicles.
The incentive is linked to battery capacity with a cap of 20 per cent of the vehicle cost at Rs 10,000/kWh for E-3W and E-4W. Further, the incentive/subsidy for E-2W has been increased from Rs 10,000/kWh to Rs 15,000/kWh, with an increase of 20% to 40% of the vehicle cost with effect from June 11, 2021.
The government approved the PLI scheme for the automotive sector with a budgetary outlay of Rs 25,938 crore on September 15, 2021, to support domestic manufacturing of vehicles. Electric vehicles come under this PLI scheme.
On May 12, 2021, the government had approved the PLI scheme for manufacturing ACCs in the country with a budgetary outlay of Rs 18,100 crore.(IANS)
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