Union Minister of State for Heavy Industries Krishan Pal Gurjar told the Lok Sabha on Tuesday that there are currently 8.77 lakhs active electric vehicles on the Indian roads.
“The use of electric vehicles is increasing in the country,” Union minister Krishan Pal Gurjar said in a written reply on the floor of the Lok Sabha.
“As per e-vahan portal of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, at present there are about 8.77 lakhs active electric vehicles are on Indian roads as on December 8, 2021,” the minister said.
Under Phase-II of FAME-India Scheme, incentives are provided to buyers of electric vehicles in the form of an upfront reduction in the purchase price of electric vehicles.
Further, following two Production Linked Incentive (PLI) schemes are being implemented by the Ministry of Heavy Industries for promotion of manufacturing of electric vehicles.
The Union Cabinet on May 12, 2021 approved a Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for setting up manufacturing facilities for advance chemistry cell (ACC), battery storage in India, with a total manufacturing capacity of 50 Giga Watt Hour (GWh) and with an outlay of Rs. 18,100 crore for 5 years.
The central government has approved the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for Automobile and Auto Components with a budgetary outlay of Rs. 25,938 crores over a period of five years.
“Electric vehicles are covered under Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for Automobile and Auto Components,” Union minister Gurjar further said.