Delhi has 132,302 e-vehicles: Minister
New Delhi, Feb. 11 (Delhi Crown): There are as many as132,302 electric vehicles, including two wheelers and cars, plying on Delhi roads as on date, said official data released by the Central Government on Friday.
Replying to a question in Rajya Sabha today, Minister of State for Heavy Industries Krishan Pal Gurjar said that the Centre was trying its best to promote adoption of electric vehicles, in a bid to reduce pollution levels.
According to the data, there are 966,500 electric vehicles across the country, with maximum of 276,217 in Uttar Pradesh followed by 132,302 in Delhi, and 82,046 in Karnataka.
Gurjar said that in a bid to promote adoption of hybrid and electric vehicles in the country, the Government launched the “Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India (FAME India) Scheme since 2015 on pan-India basis. Presently, Phase-II of FAME India Scheme is being implemented for a period of five years w.e.f. April 1, 2019 with a total budgetary support of Rs. 10,000 crores.