Second phase of FAME will apply starting this year

The second phase of the Indian Government’s electric mobility scheme, gets an allocation of Rs 10,000 crores , which is due for implementation from the 1st of April, 2019.

FAME which stands for ‘Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles’ receives a huge boost from the government for its Phase II, which promotes the electric mobility in the country. The Phase II will expand with a total span of three years will receive a total outlay of Rs. 10,000 crores. The FAME-II which is an extension of the current FAME India I, which was introduced on the 1st of April, 2015 and had a total outlay of Rs. 895 crores.

The new phase proposes the establishment of 2700 charging stations across metro cities, other cities with population of 10 lakhs plus , smart cities and hilly areas of some states across the country, with the availability of at least one charging station in a 3X3 km grid area. Charging stations on major highways, major city cluster connections has also been proposed with a gap of 25 km between each station.

Electric vehicle manufacturers have welcomed the new phase of the FAME-II as it would provide green mobility and will also push the future of E-vehicles in India, increasing the number of  E-vehicles plying on the roads.

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