Karnataka government has said it would be obtaining electric vehicles under the Centre’s FAME-India scheme.
Karnataka is set to procure and ply 40 electric buses, 100 four wheelers and 500 three wheelers along with setting up of charging infrastructure across the city of Bengaluru, state’s Industries Minister R V Deshpande said in a statement here.
He said this was as per the approval received in response to the Expression of Interest by Department of Heavy Industries of the Union government under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid & Electric Vehicles in India (FAME-India) India scheme.
Under the scheme, subsidy is provided to an extent of 60 per cent of purchase cost for electric buses, Rs 1.24 lakh for every Electric four wheeler and Rs 61,000 for every electric three wheeler by the central government. Read More…