Ministry of Heavy Industries formulated a Scheme namely Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India (FAME India) Scheme in 2015 to promote adoption of electric/ hybrid vehicles (xEVs) in the country with an aim to reduce dependency on fossil fuels. At present, Phase-II of FAME India Scheme is being implemented for a period of 5 years w.e.f. 01st April, 2019 with a total budgetary support of Rs. 10,000 crores.      

GST on electric vehicles has been reduced from 12% to 5%; GST on chargers/ charging stations for electric vehicles has been reduced from 18% to 5%.

Government vide S.O. 5333(E) dated 18th  October, 2018 has granted exemption from the requirements of permit to the Battery Operated Transport Vehicles and Transport Vehicles running on Ethanol and Methanol fuels. Government vide GSR 525(E) dated 2nd August, 2021 has exempted Battery Operated Vehicles from the payment of fees for the purpose of  issue or renewal of registration certificate and assignment of new registration mark.

  1. Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued the Motor Vehicle Aggregator Guidelines 2020 under section 93 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, as amended in 2019. As per guidelines, State Governments are to facilitate operation of Electric/ Alternate fuel- based vehicles.
  2. The details of electric vehicles, state-wise, are mentioned at Annexure-I.

ANNEXURE I REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PART (d) OF RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1217 ANSWERED ON 8TH DECEMBER, 2021 ASKED BY DR. SANTANU SEN REGARDING USE OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES

State Name Total
Andaman & Nicobar Island 158
Arunachal Pradesh 20
Assam 43,057
Bihar 58,014
Chandigarh 1,768
Chhattisgarh 11,881
Delhi 125,347
Goa 1,312
Gujarat 13,063
Haryana 24,206
Himachal Pradesh 615
Jammu & Kashmir 1,321
Jharkhand 10,954
Karnataka 72,544
Kerala 11,959
Ladakh 6
Maharashtra 52,506
Manipur 519
Meghalaya 33
Mizoram 19
Nagaland 53
Odisha 9,887
Puducherry 1,386
Punjab 8,069
Rajasthan 46,862
Sikkim 23
Tamil Nadu 44,817
Tripura 7,103
UT of DNH and DD 127
Uttarakhand 23,428
Uttar Pradesh 255,700
West Bengal 43,384
Grand Total 870,141
Note: The details given are for digitized vehicle records as per centralized Vahan 4 and  data for

Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, and Lakshadweep  are not been provided as they are not in centralized Vahan 4.

This information was given by Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.