Electric two-wheelers will become cheaper, the government has increased FAME-2 subsidy, know which vehicles will benefit
National Desk: Buying electric vehicles in India is going to be cheaper than before. The central government has decided to ease the burden on EV manufacturers by increasing the subsidy on electric two-wheelers. The government has made changes in the FAME-2 scheme, according to which the incentive amount for electric two wheelers has now been increased from Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 per kWh.
In this change made in FAME-2, increasing the incentive amount means that an electric two wheeler with 1 kW battery will now get an incentive of Rs 15000. Apart from this, an incentive of Rs 30,000 will now be given on two wheelers with 2 kWh battery. This will bring down the prices of two wheelers. This move of the government will directly benefit those customers who are about to buy a new electric two-wheeler.
Ather Energy is one of the fastest growing electric two wheeler companies in India. This company has first made its Ather 450X electric scooter cheaper by passing on the benefit of this increased subsidy to its customers. Ather Energy has announced that the Ather 450X will now cost Rs 14,500 cheaper after the FAME II subsidy revision. We will announce the on-road prices and other important details in the next few days.
For information, let us tell you that to get subsidy under FAME-2, as per the government announcement, an electric scooter will have to cover a distance of 80 km on a single charge and it should reach a top speed of 40 km per hour. As per the FAME-II norms set by the Government of India, only high-speed electric scooters with an electric motor of more than 250 watts of power and a top speed of more than 25 km/h are eligible for FAME-II subsidy. are eligible.
Energy Efficiency Services (EESL) will cater to the total demand of 3,00,000 electric three-wheelers for different user segments. Similarly, for electric buses now cities with population of more than 40 lakhs i.e. Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Cities like Hyderabad, Mumbai will be targeted.