Centre invites proposals for EV charging stations on highways
The Centre has approved Phase-II of FAME scheme
The government has invited proposals for installation of electric vehicles (EVs) charging stations on highways and expressways. The Department of Heavy Industry has floated an expression of interest (EoI) for inviting proposals from government organisations, public sector undertakings (PSUs), state-owned discoms, oil PSUs and other public and private entities to build and operate public EV charging infrastructure.
The proposals have been invited to develop and operate EV charging infrastructure on the Mumbai-Pune, Ahmedabad-Vadodara, Delhi-Agra, Bengaluru-Mysore, Bengaluru-Chennai, Surat-Mumbai, Agra-Lucknow, Eastern Peripheral and Hyderabad-ORR expressways. The proposal also includes developing the EV charging infrastructure on highways including Delhi-Srinagar, Delhi-Kolkata, Agra-Nagpur, Meerut-Gangotri Dham, Mumbai-Delhi, Mumbai-Panaji, Mumbai-Nagpur, Mumbai-Bengaluru and Kolkata to Bhubaneswar.
The Centre has approved Phase-II of Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India (FAME) scheme for three years commencing from 1 April 2019. Under Phase-II of the FAME India Scheme, the government intends to support the development of electric vehicles charging infrastructure by extending capital grant to organisations for promoting the use of electric vehicles.