Electric two-wheelers will become cheaper, the government has increased FAME-2 subsidy, know which vehicles will benefit

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.


Amazon India to set up digital centers in various cities to support small industries

Amazon India to set up digital centers in various cities to support small industries

New Delhi: E-commerce company Amazon India is planning to open digital hubs in various cities to connect Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) with its platform and empower them in online business. These centers will help small industries in their digital business by providing awareness and related facilities about e-commerce and will accelerate their growth.

Pranav Bhasin, Director (MSME, Sales Partner Experience), Amazon India said this. The company has opened a digital center for MSMEs in Surat, Gujarat earlier this month. This center will act as a resource center and will help in meeting the needs of MSMEs as well as solving their problems. Through these centers, the company will provide awareness and understanding about e-commerce, export market information, etc. 

Bhasin said, “We have planned to set up digital centers near clusters of small industries in the country to empower MSMEs in the field of digital business and to address their problems.” However, he did not say that Amazon. In which cities and by when India plans to open such digital centers. It is noteworthy that MSMEs play an important role in the country's economy. It contributes about 30 percent of the total Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and 48 percent of the exports. 

Bhasin said, “We recently opened the first Amazon Digital Center in Surat, Gujarat. This center will cater to all the needs of MSMEs to become digital entrepreneurs. In this, MSMEs will be given all kinds of support in terms of benefits of e-commerce and logistic support, digital marketing, GST and taxation. are MSMEs. These centers will help them in their digital business and accelerate their growth. We have set a target of digitally enabling one crore MSMEs by 2025, including through Amazon Digital Center. 

On benefits to MSMEs from e-commerce, Bhasin said, “From the beginning, we have been focused on digitally empowering MSMEs and other vendors by using technology to connect and reduce operational costs for them. . Our investments in technology and infrastructure have fueled their growth." He said, "It is because of our efforts that today lakhs of small and medium businesses are joining us. 

More than 10 lakh artisans and weavers and over 1.5 lakh local offline stores are working with Amazon through franchisees. More than 70 thousand small manufacturers have now launched global brands and exports have already crossed $3 billion.” He added that Amazon.in has more than 8.5 lakh sellers and more than 90 per cent of them are MSMEs. . More than fifty percent vendors are from small and medium towns like Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh, Angul in Odisha, Idukki in Kerala.