An expert Committee under Dr SAUMITRA CHAUDHURI Member, Planning Commission was formed in December 2012 by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas to formulate Auto fuel Policy 2025. The committee report had proposed BS V & BS VI emission norms from April 2020 and 2024 respectively.
However, the Government decided to skip BS V emission norms and jump to BS VI from April 2020 as the BS V & BS VI fuel specification remain same.
The report discussed in detail the fuel specifications and also other steps required for improving the air quality.
The Automotive Mission Plan (AMP) 2006-2016 aims at doubling the contribution of automotive sector in GDP by taking the turnover to 145 USD in 2016 with special emphasis on export of small cars, MUVs, two & three wheelers and auto components.
1. Manufacture and export hub of small cars, MUVs, two & three wheelers, tractors, components to be promoted.
2. Appropriate Tariﬀ Policy to attract investment.
3. Incremental Investment of US$ 35-40 Billion in the Automotive Industry during the next ten years.
4. Fleet Modernisation to be encouraged.
5. Implementation of GST
6. National level Automotive Institute for training on automobiles.
7. Creation of Centres for automotive manufacturing excellence.
8. NATRIP to act as Centre of Excellence for Technical Design Data.
9. Closer partnership between Industry, research institution and academia for innovation and IPR to be encouraged.
10. R & D for product, processes and technology to be incentivised.
To encourage reliable, affordable and efficient xEVs that meet consumer performance and price expectations through Government - Industry collaboration for promotion and development of indigenous manufacturing capabilities, required infrastructure, consumer awareness and technology; thereby helping India to emerge as a leader in the xEV Two Wheeler and Four Wheeler market in the world by 2020, with total xEV sales of 6-7 million units thus enabling Indian automotive Industry to achieve global xEV manufacturing leadership and contributing towards National Fuel Security.
The Ministry as a part of NEMMP has put in place FAME India - Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric vehicles in India. The scheme envisages Rs 795 crore support under FAME to promote E Mobility. FAME II policy is currently under consideration of the Government.