Electric vehicles push Govts VIPs to give ecofriendly vehicles a lift Firstpost

“New Delhi: The government’s top brass, including Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and other senior ministers, will brainstorm tomorrow to chalk out a plan to promote electric vehicles in the country.
The high-powered meeting, to be attended by Union Road Transport & Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Power Minister Piyush Goyal and Heavy Industry Minister Anant Geete, comes ahead of the nation-wide rollout of the FAME India scheme under which incentives will be provided to electric and hybrid vehicles.
The scheme that was ru
ing in pilot phase till now will be formally launched on 1 April. To promote eco-friendly vehicles, the government has been offering incentives on electric and hybrid vehicles of up to Rs 29,000 for bikes and Rs 1.38 lakh for cars under the scheme in pilot mode.
Once the scheme acquires full steam, it could help save fuel worth Rs 60,000 crore a
ually, Geete had said earlier.”

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