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Electric Vehicles (EVs)

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  • March 17, 2022
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Electric Vehicles (EVs)

Part of: Prelims and GS-III Environment; Conservation

Context: Recently, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways highlighted that sales of electric vehicles (EVs) were set to rise by 10 times by 2022-end in India.

  • The Union Minister has hailed hydrogen as the “fuel for the future”. 

Electric Vehicles (EVs)

  • An electric vehicle uses one or more electric motors or traction motors for propulsion.
  • An electric vehicle may be powered through a self-contained battery, solar panels or an electric generator to convert fuel to electricity.
  • Need for EVs in India
    • Climate change
    • Rapid urbanization
    • Energy security
    • Innovation
    • Employment

The government of India has taken various measures to develop and promote the EV ecosystem in the country such as:

  • The remodeled Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles (FAME II) scheme
  • Production-Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) for the supplier side
  • The recently launched PLI scheme for Auto and Automotive Components for manufacturers of electric vehicles.

News Source: TH

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