Electric scooters

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Government Subsidies Electric Two-Wheelers To Attract Customers

In an attempt to increase adoption and manufacturing of electric vehicles in India, the government has increased subsidies on electric two-wheelers under the FAME II scheme. According to a notification issued by the Department of Heavy Industry, the amendment has increased the incentive from ₹10,000 per kWh to ₹15,000 per kWh. The notification further states that the incentive will be 40% of the total two-wheeler cost.

Sun, 13 Jun 2021 - 09:58 AM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: Electric Scooter, Department of Heavy Industry, FAME II Policy, Amendment

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EV Industry

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Eelectric Vehicle Market Eyes GST Cuts, Duty Refunds In 2021 Budget

Pandemic affected electric vehicle industry expects a decrease in raw materials' GST rates and a position in the priority sector lending list from the upcoming Budget. Ather Energy CEO Tarun Mehta said that the government must allow inverted duty refunds for R&D to minimize working capital blockage. Kinetic Green Founder Sulajja Firodia Motwani had echoed similar thoughts and asked implementation of FAME II scheme up to 2025.

Tue, 26 Jan 2021 - 08:34 PM / by Sakshi Teresa Emmanuel

Tags: Electric Vehicles, Union Budget 2021, FAME II Policy, Lowered GST Rates