India: CESL opens tender for 100,000 light electric vehicles
India´s state-run Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL) is calling bids to procure 100,000 electric two- and three-wheelers. The tender is part of what may indeed be “the largest such global tender” as CESL’s head organisation EESL aims to have half a million light electric vehicles across India.
India extends Fame II subsidy programme
The government of India is extending the second phase of the national eMobility subsidy programme FAME (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles), which started on 1 April 2019. FAME 2 was originally scheduled to run until the end of 2022 and has now been extended until 31 May 2024.
India considers banning fossil fuel bikes & trikes
In an effort to curb environmental pollution and reduce dependence on fossil fuels, a high-ranking government body in India is pressing for only electric tricycles or rickshaws to be permitted from April 2023 and solely electric two-wheelers to be sold from April 2025.
India: 95% of e-scooters excluded from new subsidies
Approximately 95% of the electric scooters in India do not qualify for the subsidies of the new FAME II funding programme. This is partly due to the batteries: Almost 90% of e-scooters that were previously subsidized by FAME-I used lead-acid batteries.
India starts phase 2 of FAME subsidy programme
In India, the second phase of the national electric mobility subsidy programme FAME, launched in 2015, will come into force on 1 April 2019. FAME 2 will run for three years and has a budget of 100 billion rupees (1.24 billion euros).
India to focus EV subsidies on ride sharing electric cars
The Indian government has been rethinking their FAME scheme designed to increase electric mobility. The new draft will channel funds away from grants for buying private electric cars and into EVs used by drivers working for shared mobility services such as Ola and Uber.
Electric cars coming to FAME II in India
India is advancing their electric transport initiative on various levels. Details on the second part of their EV scheme FAME have been leaked. Plus, those electric cars already on the road will now receive a special green license plate with other privileges planned as well.
India extends FAME scheme once more
India’s government extends its Faster Adoption And Manufacturing of Hybrid & Electric Vehicles (FAME) subsidy scheme for another six months until the end of September. A relaunch as FAME 2 is currently in the making.