What is FAME India Scheme? What vehicles are eligible and how much incentive is provided ?

India’s automotive space is up for a big change. Government is very keen to reduce pollution on roads and hence pushing the industry to bring new technologies to India. With a Mission to accelerate India’s  transition to sustainable energy Govt of India introduced FAME-India-Scheme which means “Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles”. Through the scheme govt is providing subsidies on the purchase of eligible vehicles such as plug-in hybrids , conventional hybrids and full electrics.

Conventional hybrids consist both engine and electric motor but they cannot be charged externally, they are charged only by regenerative energy.Where as the plug-in hybrids can be charged by external power sources. The full electrics will have only electric drivetrain powered by batteries and are charged only through external sources.

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Plug-In Hybrid
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Full Electric Mahindra E20

Here is the list of vehicles and their respective incentives under FAME-India scheme:

1 OEM Name: Ajanta Manufacturing Limited

S.No. Model Name Vehicle Type Incentive Amount
1 J-50 PLUS Two Wheeler 7500.00
2 OEM Name: Ampere Vehicles Private Limited

S.No. Model Name Vehicle Type Incentive Amount
1 V60 Two Wheeler 7500.00
2 Ampere-V48 Two Wheeler 7500.00
3 OEM Name: Avon Cycles Limited

S.No. Model Name Vehicle Type Incentive Amount
1 AVON ESCOOT 207 Two Wheeler 7500.00
2 AVON E MATE Two Wheeler 7500.00
4 OEM Name: Chris Motors

S.No. Model Name Vehicle Type Incentive Amount
1 Breeze lite Two Wheeler 7500.00
5 OEM Name: Electrotherm (India) Limited

S.No. Model Name Vehicle Type Incentive Amount
1 Yo Electron ER Two Wheeler 7500.00
2 Yo Xplor Two Wheeler 7500.00
3 Yo Spark Two Wheeler 9400.00
4 Yo Exl ER Two Wheeler 9400.00
6 OEM Name: Hero Electric Vehicles Private Limited

S.No. Model Name Vehicle Type Incentive Amount
1 Maxi Two Wheeler 7500.00
2 Zion Two Wheeler 7500.00
3 Optima Plus Two Wheeler 7500.00
4 E Sprint Two Wheeler 9400.00
5 Photon Two Wheeler 9400.00
6 Cruz Two Wheeler 7500.00
7 Hero Wave Two Wheeler 7500.00
8 Hero Wave DX – Extra Mile Two Wheeler 7500.00
9 OPTIMA DX Two Wheeler 7500.00
10 NYX Two Wheeler 7500.00
11 OPTIMA DX LI Two Wheeler 17000.00
7 OEM Name: Lohia Auto Industries

S.No. Model Name Vehicle Type Incentive Amount
1 OMA STAR Two Wheeler 7500.00
2 OMA STAR DX Two Wheeler 7500.00
3 GENIUS Two Wheeler 7500.00
8 OEM Name: Mahindra and Mahindra Limited

S.No. Model Name Vehicle Type Incentive Amount
1 E-VERITO Four Wheeler 138000.00
9 OEM Name: Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Private Limited

S.No. Model Name Vehicle Type Incentive Amount
1 E2O T2 – 48V Li-on Winston 450 Amp Four Wheeler 124000.00
2 E2O T1 -72V Li-ion ATL 550 Amp Four Wheeler 124000.00
3 E2O T6 – 48V Li -ion CALB 450 AMP Four Wheeler 124000.00
10 OEM Name: Maruti Suzuki India Limited

S.No. Model Name Vehicle Type Incentive Amount
1 Maruti Ciaz Diesel SHVS Std. Four Wheeler 13000.00
2 MARUTI ERTIGA LDI SHVS Four Wheeler 13000.00
11 OEM Name: Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited

S.No. Model Name Vehicle Type Incentive Amount
1 TOYOTA CAMRY HYBRID Four Wheeler 70000.00

*Incentive Amount in INR

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SPERO: A new eBicycle from the Coimbatore based Milltex Engineers Pvt Ltd

Thanks to Elon Musk and his Mission to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy. He showed to and convinced the world that electric vehicles can be as cool and practical as the combustion engine vehicles. He inspired the world to such an extent that we are now seeing a plethora of electric vehicle launches regularly. Even India is no exception, here’s one example. This time it is an eBicycle SPERO designed and manufactured by Milltex Engineers Pvt Ltd.

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Lets get into the details of the bike:

  • The bike comes equipped with three battery capacities with ranges of 30km, 60km and 100km. You can choose the one according to your requirement.
  • Maximum speed when operated on battery is 25km per hour and can accelerate from 0-25kmph in 10 seconds.
  • The bike features digital gears i.e., you can change the gears just by clicking buttons provided.
  • The battery can be charged upto 80% in 3 hours as claimed by the company. The battery can detached and swapped easily. There is 1 year warranty on battery.
  • Start Key to turn on and off the electric system just by a toggle.
  • Energy Regeneration System which charges the battery while you are pedaling. Accelerator and Cruise Control System which are functional only in battery mode.
  • And other features such as headlight, tail lamp, digital display, disc brake and pedaling assist.

The motor specifications and torque rating are not yet revealed by the company. Though the company mentioned warranty as 2 years for the motor.

The bike can be pre-ordered at FUEL-A-DREAM

EV’s production in India is all set to get boost from CECRI and CAEM

Thanks to Central Electrochemical Research Institute(CECRI) and Centre for Automotive Energy Materials (CAEM) that now India can produce Li-ion batteries instead of depending on imports. This is going to boost the Indian Electric Vehicle industry further apart from the FAME India Scheme introduced by govt of India.

Globally, there is an urgent need for the development of alternative energy sources, especially for the automotive sector, due to the alarming depletion of the fossil energy reserves. Lithium-ion battery has emerged as a promising candidate to alleviate this problem due to its attractive features viz high energy density (both volumetric and gravimetric), high current drain, high cycle life, low self-discharge, absence of memory effect, good low temperature performance.

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Centre for Automotive Energy Materials (CAEM) has been recently set up at Indian Institute of Technology (M) Research Park, Chennai with a focus to start major R&D programmes on Materials and Components Technology for Electric Vehicle (EV) / Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) applications. The Centre is developing Li-ion battery for EVs/ HEVs by setting up Research facility for Lithium-ion cells and battery packs at pilot plant scale. Lithium-ion battery technology is projected to be the leapfrog technology for automotive sectors to provide stationary storage solutions to enable the effective use of renewable energy sources. Giant automobile manufacturers like Ashok Leyland are already engaged in the Manufacture of EV based on Lithium-ion batteries (LIB’s) and CAEM has initiated the interactions to work closely with them to demonstrate ARCI’s in-house Li-battery technology for EVs.

For the Lithium-ion batteries, India’s market share is significantly high in the area of consumer electronics. It is expected to increase in the Electric Vehicle sector also. However, in India, till date, there are no manufacturers of Lithium-ion cells; It is hence comprehensible that there are no manufacturers of most of the raw materials for the batteries also. Keeping in view the rapid growth of the Automotive Industries and the need for the development of the material technology for sustainable transportation, CAEM has taken up a major project to develop Li-ion battery materials for EV/HEV by setting up the manufacturing of Lithium-ion cells and battery packs at pilot plant scale for automotive application. The project is planned to be executed in a twofold approach.

The following are the expected outcomes of the project:

  • Setting up a pilot scale facility for the fabrication of the Lithium-ion cell, and development of the technology for E-bus battery of capacity 330V, 200 Ah and batteries for E-cars
  • The Pilot plant facility will also cater to other capacity batteries required for E-scooter and E-car. This will meet the needs of the automobile industry in the country for reducing Green House Gas Emission and foreign exchange for importing the oil which is the Ultimate Goal of the project.
  • Electrode materials and other components for Li-ion battery (LIB) will be developed indigenously. This offers scope for the in-house development of tailor-made LIB for a wide variety of Niche applications.

In parallel The Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CECRI), Karaikudi in Tamilnadu, has set up the first indigenous Li-ion fabrication facility that has applications in electric vehicles, defence, solar powered devices, railways and other high end usages.

“It’s the first time that we will have our own technology and potential to produce Li-ion batteries domestically. This would help in cutting costs as well as our dependence on the foreign market,” professor Vijayamohan K. Pillai, CECRI Director, told IANS. CECRI is part of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

“In two months we will attain capacity to produce at least 100 batteries in a day at our lab,” he added.

India uses around 1 billion Li-ion.For now, 100 percent of Li-ion batteries or cells used are imported.China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and some Western countries are the major manufacturers of lithium ion batteries.According to experts, mass production of indigenous Li-ion batteries would reduce the cost manifold as compared to the imported batteries.”Imported batteries are very expensive. The domestic programme can bring the price down”.

CECRI has also invited investors for mass production. “Some investors have already shown interest. A Canada-based NRI is willing to install a plant in India. On June 3, we have (former DRDO chief) V.K. Saraswat visiting our fabrication facility. His visit gives hope for good investments,” Pillai said.

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