To boost the sagging sales of electric vehicles, the government on Wednesday approved the extension of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)’s subsidy scheme to incentivise sales of electric cars and two-wheelers in the country.

“Sales of electric vehicles have declined as much as 65 per cent since the discontinuation of the MNRE scheme in March. Today, it was decided this scheme would be extended till proposals for subsidies under the National Mission for Electric Mobility (NMEM) are formulated,” said Naveen Munjal, president, Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles.