Karnataka Government To Purchase 640 Pollution Free Electric Vehicles
Karnataka government has decided to purchase 640 electric vehicles, which is pollution free under the central government’s Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric vehicles (FAME) India subsidised scheme. Among these, 500 will be three-wheelers and will be cars and 40 will be buses.
“We have received approval from the Department of Heavy industries to purchase the electric vehicles under the National Electricity Mobility Mission of the Central government’s Fame India scheme,” said a government statement. The department will give subsidy up to 60%.
The eco-friendly vehicles will be operated by the state-run transport corporation. These electric vehicles save fossil fuel thus, protect the environment. The department will also provide funds for setting up charging points across Bangalore.
The scheme also covers hybrid and electric technologies like a strong hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicles, reports Business Standard.