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Sustainable mobility: Over 15 lakh EVs registered in India between June-December in last two years

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As per information from the e-vahan portal, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, a total of 15,04,012  Electric Vehicles (EVs) have been registered in India in the last two years between the months of June and December.
There has been no slow-down in the sale of electric vehicles in India during the previous two months, according to Minister of State for Heavy Industries, Krishan Pal Gurjar.
The total number of Electric Vehicles registered in India in the last 2 Years for specified months have been mentioned in the following table:

Steps taken by Govt of India to boost EV sale

In order to increase the sale of EVs in the country, the Government of India has adopted the following measures:
1.Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles in India (FAME India): In order to promote manufacturing and adoption of electric vehicle in India, the Government launched the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India (FAME India) Scheme in 2015 on pan India basis with an aim to reduce dependency on fossil fuel and to address issues of vehicular emissions. At present, Phase-II of FAME India Scheme is being implemented for a period of 5 years w.e.f. 01st April, 2019 with a total budgetary support of Rs. 10,000 crores. This phase focusses on supporting electrification of public & shared transportation and aims to support, through subsidies, 7090 e-Buses, 5 lakh e-3 Wheelers, 55000 e-4 Wheeler Passenger Cars and 10 lakh e-2 Wheelers. In addition, creation of charging infrastructure is also supported to address range anxiety among users of electric vehicles.
2.Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for Automobile and Auto Component Industry: The Government on 15th September, 2021 approved the PLI Scheme for Automotive Sector with a budgetary outlay of Rs. 25,938 crores over a period of five years.  The scheme provides incentives up to 18% for electric vehicles.
3.Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme, ‘National Programme on Advanced Chemistry Cells (ACC) Battery Storage’: The Government on 12th May, 2021 approved PLI Scheme for manufacturing of ACC in thecountry with a budgetary outlay of Rs. 18,100 crore. The scheme envisages establishing a competitive ACC battery manufacturing set up in the country for 50 GWh. Additionally, 5GWh of niche ACC technologies is also covered under the Scheme.
4.GST on electric vehicles and chargers/charging stations for electric vehicles has been reduced to 5%.
5.The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways announced that battery-operated vehicles will be given green license plates and be exempted from permit requirements.
6.The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways issued a notification advising states to waive road tax on EVs, which in turn will help reduce the initial cost of EVs.

EVs coming to India in 2024

Some of the EV cars to look forward to in 2024 in India include Tata Harrier EV, Tata Curvv EV and Tata Punch EV from Tata Motors, Maruti Suzuki EVX, EV9 from Kia, Mahindra XUV.e8 – an electric SUV from Mahindra and Mahindra.