The government helps for the promotion of electric vehicles in the country and for this FAME scheme has been brought. After the success of the first edition, FAME-2 has been brought and a website has been prepared for this, by visiting here the benefit of subsidy can be availed by giving information about the electric vehicle. But for some time now EV claim is not getting done.
For any kind of help due to the maintenance of the website, you can mail on fame.indiagov.in. The Ministry of Heavy Industries had informed the companies about this a week ago, although the ministry has not given information by when it will be updated. In such a situation, some customers are expressing their complaints on social media.
The demand for electric vehicles is increasing continuously, according to the government’s vehicle portal, 311,000 units of battery operated vehicles were registered in the country in 2021 as against 119,000 units in 2020. The government is continuously promoting EVs, according to the budget 2022-2023, a subsidy of Rs 2,908 crore will be given in the 2023 financial year under FAME.
Sales of electric vehicles in India are growing rapidly and a network of charging stations is also being developed for this. The Union Minister for Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha, informed that more than 10.60 lakh electric vehicles have been registered in the country. Sharing the data of the charging network, he said that 1,742 charging stations are operational in the country.
Gadkari said that the contractors have been directed to provide charging stations on the highway as a roadside facility. He informed that the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is developing 39 such projects where fast charging facility will be available along the highway for electric vehicles.
Replying to another question, he said that an amount of Rs 20,268.45 crore and Rs 1,189.94 crore has been sanctioned for projects under Central Road and Infrastructure Fund (CRIF) and Inter-State Road Projects (CRIF) respectively. These projects will be completed within three years.
According to a report by the Delhi Transport Department, 8.2 per cent of the new vehicles registered in Delhi constitute electric vehicles. On the other hand, in Gujarat, the sale of electric vehicles here has increased by 950 percent in the last two years. Going by the official statistics of electric vehicle sales in Gujarat, the number of registered EVs by the end of 2019 was barely over 950 which increased to 1,119 in 2020.
Electric vehicles are subsidized with the help of FAME-2 and in such a situation, this website should be returned as soon as possible so that the customers can get the benefit. Now it has to be seen when this website comes back and gets relief.