From April 1, 2019, Phase 2 of the FAME-India Scheme has earmarked Rs 1 trillion for the building of charging infrastructure over a period of five years.
Under Phase II of FAME India (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India), the Ministry of Heavy Industries approved 2,877 Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations in 68 cities across 25 states and the Union Territories.
In 2015, the government created the FAME India Scheme to enhance the infrastructure necessary for the widespread use of electric vehicles, said the Heavy Industries Minister of State, Krishan Pal Gurjar. In addition, he stated that 1,576 charging stations have been authorised on 9 expressways and 16 highways as part of the programme.
Under Phase-I of the FAME India Scheme, 479 charging stations have been installed as of July 1, this year. Additionally, under Phase 2 of the FAME-India Scheme, Rs. 1,000 crores have been allocated for the development of charging infrastructure for a period of 5 years from April 1, 2019. And, 4.7 lakh electric vehicles have been supported till July 15, this year.
In addition, Ministry of Heavy Industries has distributed 6,315 e-buses to 65 cities. The government has also undertaken numerous steps to improve the charging infrastructure required for electric vehicles in the country.
Electric mobility has been hampered chiefly by the high upfront price of electric vehicles relative to their counterpart internal combustion engines (ICE) and customer worry about range. Keeping these obstacles in mind, the government of India has made a number of efforts to alleviate the obstacles to electric mobility adoption in the country.