New Delhi: Government has approved a 230 billion rupee (USD 4.13 billion) eight-year plan to spur electric and hybrid vehicle production, the country's heavy industries secretary said on Wednesday, with a target of 6 million vehicles by 2020.

New Delhi will provide around 130 to 140 billion rupees of that total, with corporates providing the remainder, S. Sundareshan told reporters.    

Headed by M&M's Reva brand, India has a nascent electric vehicles industry, but other local players such as Tata Motors and Hero MotoCorp have embarked on hybrid and electric products.  


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