Accepting electric vehicle (EV) industry’s plea of allowing extension of
validity of FAME II certificates for all vehicle types such as EV two-, three-,
and four-wheelers, is welcomed by the industry as it offered relief to OEMs who
were unable to clear their inventory due to the current situation.
earlier deadline of the certification validity was supposed to end on March 31,
2021. As per the notification issued by the Ministry of Heavy Industries &
Public Enterprises, Department of Heavy Industry, Fame II eligibility
certificates issued by testing agencies and approval of models of electric
vehicles was valid upto March 31, 2021. All vehicle models approved under this
scheme were required to submit revalidation certificate for availing demand
incentives under FAME-India Scheme Phase-II.
This extension will help original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) who were
unable to clear their inventory due to the current situation.
of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) in a statement stated, “We appreciate
and thank DHI to accept this recommendation of the industry. Such
progressive measures would help bolster industry’s confidence to introduce more
and more electric models with time. We believe that the scheme is largely
on a right track and would result into desirable outcomes in the coming few
measure would enable FAME II eligibility certificate of electric models valid
for 1 year from each of the model’s last date of certification instead of
earlier case of validity which was FY wise. This has been addressed very well
by DHI,” noted the SIAM statement.
Society of Manufacturers Electric Vehicles (SMEV), an association representing
Indian EV manufacturers and EV components industry expressed, “We thank the
government for accepting our request and extending the validity of FAME II
certification for one year from the date of issuance. This measure would
provide much relief to OEMs who were unable to sell their inventory till March 31,
held that they are awaiting the government's decision on the other important
policy interventions to support E mobility. Few initiatives that can catalyse a
significant growth in electric vehicles are- starting a major EV awareness
campaign across India.
delivery vehicles to convert to electric and extension of FAME II by another 3
years. An early decision and announcement of these measures would attract
investments into the sector and help in the development of the local supply
chain, expressed Sohinder Gill, Director General, SMEV.