According to some reports, the cabinet secretariat, India has shifted the electric vehicles programme (FAME or Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid & Electric Vehicles programme) to Niti Ayog, Indian government’s premier think tank from the department of heavy industries.
The step is a welcome move as it will help synchronise efforts of the different departments of the government working directly or indirectly to move towards the ambitious goal of all-electric fleet by 2030.
The government has plans to put up a number of fast-charging stations for cars that would consume 15-30 units of power. Some PSUs have already started working for this and are competing to set up charging stations, the list includes NTPC, Power Grid Corp, and Indian Oil Corp. NTPC has already set up the first charging station at its offices in Noida and Delhi.
The government of India to promote electric vehicles has asked its ministries to shift to electric vehicles and the ministries of power, coal, renewable energy etc will shift to electric fleet and will be issuing tenders for the same soon.