The Department of Heavy Industries (DHI) has issued expression of Interest inviting proposals for availing incentives under Fame India Scheme Phase II for deployment of EV charging infrastructure on Highways/Expressways.
The Ministry has put up the EOI document dated 12th October 2020 on its website for the same. The last date for submitting proposals is December 7, 2020.
Government of India has approved Phase-II of FAME India Scheme [Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India], for 3 years commencing from 1st April 2019. Its main focus is the electrification of public & shared transportation. The detailed notification of the scheme is available at www.dhi.gov.in.
Under Phase-II of the FAME India Scheme, Government of India (GoI) intends to support the development of EV charging infrastructure by extending capital grant to organizations for promoting the use of Electric Vehicles (EVs).
Department of Heavy Industry had invited an Expression of Interest dated 28th Aug 2019 from public and private entities for setting up EV charging stations within cities. After evaluation of proposals received, the Government sanctioned 2877 EV charging stations to 22 public entities.
This EOI is being issued for inviting proposals from any Govt. Organization/Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) (State/Central)/Govt DISCOM/ Oil Public Sector Undertaking and similar other Public/Private entities to build and operate Public EV charging infrastructure on major Highways/Expressways.