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Old 27th March 2018, 09:34   #16
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Government may extend financial support of Rs 8,730 crore in FAME II - but the frame work seems still sketchy.

1. The phase one or pilot phase of the scheme was to expire on March 31 and is likely to be extended by few more months.

2. But the incentives will be restricted to new energy vehicles used for public transport, commercial purposes and high-speed two-wheelers.

3. The fund support includes Rs 2,500 crore for buses, Rs 1,000 crore for four-wheelers, Rs 600 crore for high-speed two wheelers (with maximum speed greater than 25 km) and Rs 750 crore for high-speed three-wheelers.

4. Also decided not to specify any type of technology for providing support under the scheme with "all zero emission vehicles (ZEV), including fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV), envisaged to be supported

5.The proposed scheme is also intended to support hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles to build volume of EV components which are similar for electric and hybrid vehicles

6.To prevent very high-end vehicles to take advantage of government incentives, it has been proposed to restrict incentives to vehicles with ex-factory prices lower than a particular threshold value

7.These ex-factory prices range from Rs 1.5 lakh for high-speed two-wheelers to Rs 3 crore for buses, while for four-wheelers, including strong hybrid and plug-in hybrid, it is capped at Rs 15 lakh


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I can't find any press releases pointing to an extension in the period for FAME 1. And as per the Minutes of the Committee meeting in Sept 2017 that extended the scheme till March 31, 2018 (in quote), the scheme is technically not valid. (Link)

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Now therefore the period of the FAME-India Scheme is further extended for a further period of six months i.e. upto 31st March, 2018 or till launching of Phase-II of the Scheme by NITI Aayog, whichever is earlier.
Following is a recent statement from an MHI representative, though (link):

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I want to assure the industry that work is on towards finalising the scheme (FAME 2) in its second edition. So government support for alternate fuel vehicles will continue beyond March 31
I guess the only way to find out if it is still valid is calling up a dealer Does anyone know more?

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A development regarding the push for EVs:

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Buyers of electric two-wheelers that cost up to Rs 1.5 lakh will receive incentives of around Rs 30,000, a draft policy formulated by the government has proposed.
There are more incentives for cab aggregators and bus fleet owners to go green. Buyers of electric cars, which will operate as taxis, are expected to get sops of Rs 1.5 to 2.5 lakh for vehicles that cost up to Rs 15 lakh.
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According to the proposal circulated by the department of heavy industries (DHI), at least one charging point is planned every 9 sq km in all metros, million-plus cities and identified smart cities while a charging station on both sides of the highway is planned every 25 km along the Delhi-Jaipur, Delhi-Chandigarh, Chennai-Bengaluru and Mumbai-Pune stretches.
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...w/64152041.cms
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Andhra Pradesh becomes the third state to offer a road tax waiver and other incentives on electric vehicles.

https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/bu...s-2570921.html

Personally, my experience with FAME has been frustrating.

Electric scooters of 250W and under were covered under FAME-1, but this subsidy was not extended to electric bicycles. I got my e-bike for ~37k, would've easily gone below ~30k had the subsidy been released.

This is despite the fact that there are no technical differences between a 250W e-bike and a scooter.

From what I've read on PluginIndia forums, government logic was that subsidizing a e-scooter keeps a gas scooter off the roads, but no such benefit is achieved from subsidising an e-bike.
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Major road blocks for faster EV adoption in India revealed - Grant Thornton-CII Report released at e-mobility summit on 25 May.

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-Road blocks revealed to be transitional costs and lack of transparency in government policies
-Report also reveals global trends directing future vehicle developments
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transitional costs has a much deeper meaning as it involves factors like access to lithium-ion battery development, investment by OEMs as well as infrastructure development with regard to EVs. The report has also highlighted that the Centre needs to provide full clarity on how it plans to roll out subsequent versions of the FAME subsidy and whether this will support hybrids and EVs or just the latter.
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Globally manufacturers have adopted the route of hybrids followed by EVs as the path of future mobility
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Common sense prevails now - better late than never - But who is to be blamed?

India delays plan to roll out 10,000 electric cars to 2019 - concludes now, infrastructure not ready yet.

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India has pushed back a deadline to put thousands of battery-driven cars on the road by nearly a year, in a setback to its ambitions of having electric vehicles comprise about a third of its fleet by 2030.

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The need for building more charging points for 10,000 electric cars and states being slow in taking deliveries are the reasons for the delay

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they will milk the people from petrol & diesel for all they are worth and then in 2019, a few months before elections are due, they will formulate various policy changes and claim all iz well. Electric vehicles will mean loss of one very important source of revenue for the Indian govt.

As it is for India and Saudi Arabia, oil is one of the biggest revenue earners for both countries.
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Found the following from MotorBeam in the in-box today:

https://www.motorbeam.com/200-km-ran...ed-government/

It seems the govt is more serious about the EV issue than was assumed. This should give the needed boost to the entrepreneurs in the country to show their prowess.
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The Govt. should take policy action to enable this instead of half baked measures. They need to look at establishing charging infrastructure and standards; enabling cheap supply of raw material for batteries; reduce taxation on EVs and so on. China by comparison has a very good market share for EVs using a combination of encouragement and some coercion on auto companies.
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Govt may offer Rs1.4 lakh sop for each electric vehicles, but capped at 20 % of the cost of the EV.

The subsidy may be as high as Rs 4 lakh for high-end electric cars.

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The panel has recommended an allocation of Rs 5,500 crore — compared to Rs 4,000 crore earlier — for the scheme that will run for five years. The final policy will have to be endorsed by the Union Cabinet.
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The subsidy is linked to the size of the battery with each kilowatt hour (KwH) earning a subsidy of Rs 10,000. For instance, the existing e-cars come with batteries with capacity of 14 KwH, which will mean that the government will offer a concession of Rs 1.4 lakh. Similarly, two-wheelers have batteries with a capacity of 2 KwH, while three-wheelers come with batteries with 4-4.5 KwH.
The government has decided to cap the number of vehicles under the scheme that will earn subsidy to keep a check on spending. This number is yet to be finalised.

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The Govt. should take policy action to enable this instead of half baked measures. They need to look at establishing charging infrastructure and standards; enabling cheap supply of raw material for batteries; reduce taxation on EVs and so on. China by comparison has a very good market share for EVs using a combination of encouragement and some coercion on auto companies.
Aah...are you suggesting that India should go in for some form of coercion too like China? That would certainly work, provided the govt showed even the semblance of a backbone.

But I still find the idea worth encouraging :

".....A tender which was floated very optimistically and in good faith by the Government later made it regret the decision.

But it is now back with a different strategy. It has set what is desired of the end product, how one achieves that aim is up to them. EESL is open for anyone and everyone to come forward with their ideas. If they like it and feel that the model is realistic, then it will be up scaled and materialised into a bigger thing. EESL is also seeking solution for things like effective and affordable grid management and energy storage solutions. It has even asked the Department of Heavy Industries to subsidise the setting up of charging stations in India.

This move by the Government is in the right direction to not only encourage people to incubate new ideas but also to achieve the goal of getting a large number of electric vehicles on the Indian roads from the year 2020."

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Govt may offer Rs1.4 lakh sop for each electric vehicles, but capped at 20 % of the cost of the EV.

The subsidy may be as high as Rs 4 lakh for high-end electric cars.
Actually the subsidy might be much higher. There are Teslas which have a 90 KWh battery.

90x10000 = 900000 . The government though might come up with a 4 lakh cap considering they don't want to be portrayed as subsidising luxury cars.
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Aah...are you suggesting that India should go in for some form of coercion too like China?
I think over the last 30-40 years we have screwed up the environment big time (air pollution in big Indian cities, global warming etc.) so it is ok to be coerced a bit to fix things for our next generation. I think auto companies also share the responsibility and some coercion on them also would be good.

But having said all this we also need carrots (setting up charging stations, monetory subsidy, industrial policies to produce cheap batteries etc.) and not just stick. Overall the Indian Govt. carrots are half baked and the sticks not forceful enough

I feel conversion kits are great because we already have a car that was manufactured leading to some CO2 emissions already. Scrapping it and replacing that with a new EV cause further CO2 emissions during manufacture even if operating CO2 emissions are much lesser. A conversion kit will enhance the life of existing machinery and also reduce operating CO2 emissions. Even cost-wise it will be better.
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FAME India II on Sept 7.

Strong hybrid vehicles, which were entitled to incentives in the ongoing pilot phase of the scheme, will not be able to avail sops in the second phase.

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E-vehicle policy: Government to expand freight category.

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By expanding the freight category in the draft electric vehicles (EV) policy, the Delhi government plans to include in it all light commercial vehicles (LCVs) that are commonly used for last-mile travel. The policy is likely to be notified by March this year.
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“We are considering expanding the category to include all LCVs, which are largely used to deliver essential commodities to retailers, kiosks and government cooperatives in the city,” a senior official said.

The official maintained, “If these LCVs, which largely run on diesel, are made to switch to electric mode, the number of goods vehicles using clean fuel will increase, thereby reducing daily emissions.”
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