Ministry of Heavy Industries (MHI), Government of India, has approved a sum of Rs. 1,000 crore for developing Electric Vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure under phase II of the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India (FAME India) scheme. A total of 2,877 EV charging stations will be set up under FAME phase II in 68 cities across 25 states / UTs. Out of the total, MHI has approved 1,576 charging stations along 16 highways and 9 expressways. These charging stations under FAME phase II will be developed by 2024.
Ministry of Power, Government of India, released the revised guidelines for EV charging infrastructure in January 2022. According to these guidelines, there should be at least one EV charging station every 25 Km on both sides of a highway, and at least one charging station for long-range / heavy-duty EVs every 100 Km on a highway. For cities, there should be at least one EV charging station in any 3Km x 3 Km grid.
FAME phase II was initially intended for 3 years, ending 31st March 2022, but it was extended up till March 31, 2024, earlier this year.