Andhra to get electric vehicles

ANI | Updated: Nov 16, 2017 11:48 IST

Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) [India], Nov 16 (ANI): Toyota Kirloskar inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Government of Andhra Pradesh on Thursday in Amaravati to introduce electric vehicles in the state.

Reportedly, the pilot project will be launched in Tirupati.

This is a first of its kind agreement for Toyota.

Toyota will be supplying two models of its electric cars to Andhra Pradesh Government for free.

"We will experimentally try these vehicles, which will be delivered between May and December 2018 in our state," said Nara Lokesh.

He added that the government is working on creating an ecosystem for Electric Vehicles (EV) in Andhra Pradesh.

"We are in discussions with EV manufacturers, battery manufactures, cab aggregators and other stakeholders to create a comprehensive Electric Vehicles Policy for the state," the minister asserted.

He further said, to kick-start the use of EVs, Andhra Pradesh Government will become the 'biggest consumer of electric vehicles in India.'

"Government of Andhra Pradesh is also discussing with electric bus manufacturers to introduce pilot project in Tirupati," Nara Lokesh said.

MoU was signed in the presence of Andhra Minister for Information Technology (IT) Nara Lokesh and Managing Director of Toyota Kirloskar Akito Tachibana.(ANI)