'2.8L hybrid, electric vehicles supported; 425 buses sanctioned under FAME India Scheme': Gadkari

New Delhi: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari said today that since the inception of Phase-I of FAME India Scheme, about 2.8 lakh hybrid and electric vehicles (xEVs) have been supported through Demand Incentives.

As a pilot project, about 425 electric & hybrid buses were sanctioned to various States (city transport undertaking) supported by Department of Heavy Industry (DHI) under the FAME India Scheme [Faster Adoption of Electric (and Hybrid) Vehicles in India].

However, since the Automobile Sector is a liberalized Sector, the Department of Heavy Industry is not required to maintain data related to the sale of vehicles, including Electrical Vehicles.

This information was given by the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

Earlier in November, Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises Prakash Javadekar had said that about 285,000 buyers of hybrid & electric vehicles (xEVs) have been supported by a subsidy of Rs 360 crore under the FAME India Scheme.

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