Kia Motors has signed an MoU for a future mobility partnership with the AP government to introduce environment-friendly electric cars in all regions of the State.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu recently inaugurated Kia’s charging station for electric vehicles (EVs) at the AP Secretariat in Amaravati.
Both public and private transport should be improved by introducing EVs, leading to a cleaner ecological system, he said.
Kia Motors donated three hybrid electric cars to the AP government. The CM travelled in an electric car on the Secretariat premises along with Kia Motors Managing director Kookhyun Shim.
Talking about the AP government’s green initiatives, Naidu said it has been providing power at a low cost, and the cost of solar energy has come down to Rs. 4 per unit.
He added that 7,500 garbage collection electric tricycles will be introduced by January. Kia Motors has established a production record in Andhra Pradesh, and is likely to roll out its first car in January from its Anantapur plant, said Naidu.
Shim handed over to Naidu the keys of the Nero Hybrid, Nero Plug-in and Nero electric cars that have been gifted to the AP government.
Kia cars will be produced in 15 variants, and 3 lakh units will be produced from the Anantapur plant, providing employment to 11,000 persons, he added.
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