The Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises has released a revised list of parts which are to be indigenized under the Phased Manufacturing Program (PMP) which falls under the phase II of Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid) and Electric Vehicles in India (FAME II) program.
The list consists of 20 eligible components that are used in electric vehicles across the two, three, and four-wheeled segments which will be covered under the PMP.
- A – With effect from April 1, 2019
- A* – With effect from July 1, 2019
- B – With effect from October 1, 2019
- C – With effect from April 1, 2019
- D – With effect from October 1, 2019
- E – With effect from April 1, 2019
In March 2019, the Union Cabinet approved the FAME India Phase II program, aimed towards the promotion of electric mobility in the country. Further, on March 6, 2019, the Indian government issued a notification reducing basic customs duties on EV parts.
The government recognizes that the success of its ‘National E-Mobility Program’, launched in March 2018 with a vision of achieving 100 percent e-mobility by 2030, cannot be achieved without a robust e-mobility ecosystem, including the domestic vehicle manufacturers, charging infrastructure companies, fleet operators, and service providers.
Therefore, recently the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the proposal for setting up a national mission on transformative mobility and battery storage initiatives along with the creation of Phased Manufacturing Program to promote domestic manufacturing of electric vehicles and related parts.