India could host ‘Detroit’ of EVs


India could host ‘Detroit’ of EVs

The country sold 54,800 electric two-wheelers in 2018 

With the right policies, it’s possible that one of India’s cities could become the ‘Detroit of electric vehicles,’ the Economic Survey said in a chapter on enabling inclusive growth through affordable, reliable and sustainable energy.

India has a “National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 (NEMMP)” in place to “achieve sales” of 60-70 lakh units of electric vehicles (that includes buses, two-wheelers and cars) by 2020.

In 2015, the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric vehicles (FAME) scheme was launched to fast-track the goals of NEMMP with an outlay of ₹795 crore.

FAME India Phase II, with an emphasis on electrification of public transport, was also launched from April 1, 2019, with a total outlay of ₹10,000 crore over the next three years. Read More

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