New Delhi, August 10, 2023.

Industry body IEMC on Thursday demanded continuation of incentives given to electric vehicle sector and cautioned that the withdrawal of sops would reduce EV sales to 37 million units by 2030 from estimated 125 million.

According to India Electric Mobility Council (IEMC), India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) has estimated that on discontinuation of the demand incentives, the electric vehicles (EV) sales in India will reduce from estimated 125 million units to 37 million units by 2030.

The central government launched the FAME (faster adoption and manufacturing of hybrid and electric vehicles) scheme in 2015, under which subsidies are given to electric vehicle manufacturers and the benefit is passed on to buyers. The second phase of the scheme FAME II was launched in 2019.