Government sanctioned 5595 electric buses under FAME scheme

Government sanctioned 5595 electric buses under FAME scheme

The Department of Heavy Industry has sanctioned 5,595 electric buses under phase II. India was launched the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid & Electric Vehicles (FAME) scheme in 2015 under the National Electric Mobility Mission (NEMM).

The buses are sanctioned to 64 cities in 22 states and union territories for intracity and intercity operations in order to push for clean mobility in public transportation. The objective of the scheme is to encourage faster adoption of electric and hybrid vehicle by way of offering upfront incentives on the purchase of electric vehicles.

The buses are expected to run about 4 billion km, save cumulatively about 1.2 billion liters of fuel and avoidance of 2.6 million tonnes of CO2 emission during their contract period.


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