Centre selects 20 vehicle makers under auto PLI scheme

The government is still considering 86 applications under the Component PLI Scheme. Sources have also told CNBC-TV18 that a company that is into manufacturing electric batteries and electric vehicles can get incentives under both the Automotive and ACC PLI schemes. Among the prominent two-wheeler makers, TVS, Hero MotoCorp, Bajaj Auto, and Piaggio have been selected for incentives. Ola Electric, Booma Innovative, Elect, Hop Electric, Axis Clean Mobility, and Powerhaul vehicles have been approved under the new nonautomotive category. Bharat Forge, Ather Energy & Hero Electric did not meet eligibility criteria, for the Vehicle PLI Scheme. The Automotive PLI Scheme aims to incentivize electric and hydrogen fuel cell manufacturing in India, with a roadmap for 30 percent electrification by 2030.

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After considering 28 applications for incentives under the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme, the Center has selected 20 companies across, passenger vehicles, two-wheeler, and new non-automotive companies.
CNBC-TV18 has exclusively learned that M&M, Tata Motors, Ashok Leyland, JBM Electric Vehicles, Hyundai India, Pinnacle Mobility, Suzuki Motor Gujarat, VECV, PCA Automobiles, and Kia India have been selected from the list of applicants from carmakers. Maruti Suzuki did not fulfill the investment criteria and had withdrawn the application in favor of the parent company Suzuki Motor Company.
Maruti has also applied for incentives under the Component PLI Scheme. While MG Motor has fulfilled the eligibility criteria, the company’s selection under PLI is subject to approval under India’s FDI policy.
Incentives under the Rs 25,938 crore Automotive PLI Scheme will be rolled out from 1st April 2022 for a period of 5 years. Companies would get incentives based on incremental sales of electric or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Like Maruti Suzuki, there could be other vehicle manufacturers who may not have been eligible under the vehicle PLI Scheme aims to incentivise electric and hydrogen fuel cell manufacturing in India, with a roadmap for 30 percent electrification by 2030.