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Ministry of Heavy Industries Government approved Production Linked Incentive scheme for manufacturing of Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) to bring down

Ministry of Heavy Industries

Government approved Production Linked Incentive scheme for manufacturing of Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) to bring down prices of battery in the country,

27,34,09,410 Active vehicles on Indian roads at present

Posted On: 21 DEC 2021 3:39PM by PIB Delhi

The Government launched the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India (FAME India) Scheme since 2015 on pan India basisto promote the use of electric vehicles in the country. Presently, Phase-II of FAME India Scheme is being implemented for a period of 5 years w.e.f. 01stApril, 2019 with a total budgetary support of Rs. 10,000 crores. In addition, creation of charging infrastructure is also supported to address range anxiety among users of electric vehicles.

The e-vahan portal (Ministry of Road Transport and Highways), the detailed list of electric vehicles and total vehicles on roads, state/UT-wise is at ANNEXURE.                      

Further, following steps have been taken by the Government for adoption of electric vehicles in the country:

  1. The Government on 12th May, 2021 approved a Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for manufacturing of Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) in the country in order to bring down prices of battery in the country. Drop in battery price will result in cost reduction of electric vehicles.
  2. Electric Vehicles are covered under Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for Automobile and Auto Components, which was approved on 15th September 2021 with a budgetary outlay of Rs. 25,938 crore for a period of five years.
  3. GST on electric vehicles has been reduced from 12% to 5%; GST on chargers/ charging stations for electric vehicles has been reduced from 18% to 5%.
  4. Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) announced that battery-operated vehicles will be given green license plates and be exempted from permit requirements.
  5. SMoRTH issued a notification advising states to waive road tax on EVs, which in turn will help reduce the initial cost of EVs.

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ANNEXURE

State wise number of electric vehicles and total number of vehicle count :

State Name

Total Number of active Vehicle as on 08.12.2021

Total number of active Electric Vehicles as on 08.12.2021

Andaman & Nicobar Island

1,43,529

157

Arunachal Pradesh

2,35,189

20

Assam

44,45,227

43,707

Bihar

98,16,784

58,655

Chandigarh

7,20,272

1,791

Chhattisgarh

65,75,832

11,998

Delhi

1,24,96,058

1,26,111

Goa

10,36,568

1,315

Gujarat

1,97,80,771

13,270

Haryana

1,04,37,108

24,379

Himachal Pradesh

18,97,442

623

Jammu and Kashmir

17,66,726

1,334

Jharkhand

62,19,796

11,060

Karnataka

2,61,96,853

72,018

Kerala

1,53,48,141

12,109

Ladakh

34,665

6

Maharashtra

2,97,77,450

53,159

Manipur

4,61,063

519

Meghalaya

4,37,069

31

Mizoram

2,99,550

18

Nagaland

3,23,087

53

Odisha

95,07,366

10,001

Puducherry

11,86,091

1,393

Punjab

1,21,28,139

8,190

Rajasthan

1,67,11,095

47,480

Sikkim

90,685

22

Tamil Nadu

2,89,53,331

45,368

Tripura

6,29,174

7,146

UT of DNH and DD

2,97,137

123

Uttarakhand

32,27,453

23,524

Uttar Pradesh

3,86,28,929

2,58,105

West Bengal

1,36,00,830

43,432

Grand Total

27,34,09,410

8,77,117

This information was given by the Minister of State for Heavy Industries Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

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(Release ID: 1783827)