Electric Mobility Promotion Scheme (EMPS) 2024: Objective, Eligibility and How to Apply?

The Electric Mobility Promotion Scheme (EMPS) is launched by the Ministry of Heavy Industries (MHI) to promote two-wheeler and three-wheeler electric vehicles for commercial purposes as well as develop the necessary infrastructure to support this transition. It is launched in March 2024. The EMPS-2024 is implemented for four months. It started from 1 April 2024 to 31 July 2024 with a budget of Rs. 500 crore and provides subsidies to EVs.

  • For two-wheeler EVs, there are subsidies of up to Rs 10,000.

  • For three-wheeler EVs, there are subsidies of Rs 25,000.

  • For large three-wheeler EVs, there are subsidies of Rs 50,000.

Objectives of EMPS 2024

The following are the objectives behind launching the EMPS 2024-

  • Promotion of Electric Vehicles: The government wants to increase the adoption of EVs in various segments like two-wheelers, three-wheelers, passenger cars, and commercial vehicles.

  • Infrastructure Development: The government wants to increase the development or infractures for EV charging and battering swapping gradually for a better future.

  • Environmental Benefits: The adoption of EV vehicles helps to reduce vehicular emissions and promote cleaner and greener transportation solutions for India.

  • Economic Growth: The adoption of E Vehicle will boost the local manufacturing of EVs and related components, which will directly contribute to boosting the economy of India as well as create job opportunities for Indians.

Eligibility Criteria for the Electric Mobility Promotion Scheme

For people who want to enrol in the Electric Mobility Promotion Scheme, the following are the eligibility criteria needed

  • Two-wheeler and three-wheeler EVs must be registered with the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989.

  • Two-wheeler EVs or vehicles must be used for commercial, private or corporate purposes.

  • Three-wheeler EVs, like e-carts, e-rickshaws and L5 category EVs or vehicles must be registered as commercial vehicles.

  • All EVs must have an advanced battery system.

These are the common eligibility criteria for all EV owners. For documentation, these are the required-

  • For Individual: The candidate must be an Indian citizen who holds a valid driver’s licence. They must have access to an EV charging facility or the ability to install one.

  • For companies: Companies must be registered under the Companies Act. They must hold a valid GSTIN number as well as other business licences. In addition, companies must have a fleet management plan for the deployment and maintenance of EVs

  • For Manufacturers: Manufacturers must hold a registered EV manufacturer with a valid certification. They must follow all the safety and quality standards set by the government. Companies must have a manufacturing unit in India or a valid plan to establish one.

Electric Mobility Promotion Scheme Timeline

The EMPS scheme is designed to be implemented in phases over five years. The current EMPS-2024 begins on 1 April 2024 and continues until 31 July 2024. People who want to enrol in the scheme can apply till  31 July 2024. In addition, all EVs must be manufactured and registered by 31 July 2024 to get subsidies.

Designated Value-Added (DVA): It represents the percentage share of value for goods and services decided for export. To promote local manufacturing of EV vehicles, companies must establish operational facilities within three years with a minimum DVA of 25% in the same year to support local manufacturing. However, when the Ministry of Heavy Industries gives the permission letter, this DVA percentage may be increased to 50% within the next five years. The bank guarantee is refunded upon the achievement of a 50% DVA.

Incentives and Cap Details per Vehicle Under EMPS

Electric Two-Wheelers (e2w)

  • Quantity: 3.37 lakh

  • Incentive (per KWH)₹5000

  • Cap: ₹10000

Electric Three-Wheelers (e3w)

  • Quantity: 41306

  • Incentive (per KWH): ₹5000

  • Cap: ₹25000

Electric Rickshaws (e ricks)

  • Quantity: 13590

  • Incentive (per KWH): ₹5000

  • Cap: ₹25000

Large Electric Three-Wheelers (L5 e3w)

  • Quantity: 25238

  • Incentive (per KWH): ₹5000

  • Cap: ₹50000

How to Enrol in the Electric Mobility Promotion Scheme (EMPS) 2024?

If you want to enrol in the scheme, here is the step-by-step guide.

  • At first, checks are eligible for the scheme or not. We already mentioned the eligibility required details.

  • Now, gather required documents like Identity proof (Aadhaar card, passport, voter ID, etc.), Address proof (utility bills, passport, etc.), Income proof (salary slips, income certificate, bank statements), Property documents (if applicable), Business registration and GSTIN (for companies), Manufacturing certifications (for manufacturers

  • Visit the official website of EMPS 2024 provided by the Government. Visit this portal to access detailed information and begin the enrollment process.

  • On the official website, register by providing your basic details such as name, email, and contact number. Create a username and password to access your account.

  • Log in to your account and fill out the online application form with your details (for individuals), Business details (for companies and fleets), Manufacturing details (for manufacturers)

  • Now, Upload scanned copies of the required documents like Identity proof, Address proof, Income proof, Business registration certificates, Manufacturing certifications

  • If you are eligible for financial incentives such as subsidies or tax benefits, fill out the relevant sections of the application form.

  • Now, Review the application carefully and apply.

  • After the application undergoes the verification process.

  • Once the verification process is complete, you will receive an approval notification of enrollment.

  • After enrollment, you can start availing of the benefits and incentives provided under the scheme.


The Electric Mobility Promotion Scheme (EMPS) 2024 is a government scheme to promote EV vehicles in India. providing financial incentives, developing necessary infrastructure, and promoting public awareness, the scheme seeks to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles, reduce environmental impact, and drive economic growth. It is a systematic process, you need to understand eligibility criteria, gather necessary documents, and follow the steps outlined on the official portal

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