Toyota Kirloskar has bagged the prestigious project of introduing electric vehicles in Andhra Pradesh (AP). A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the company and the Government of Andhra Pradesh in Amaravati.
The MoU was signed in the presence of Minister for IT, Government of AP Nara Lokesh and Managing Director of Toyota Kirloskar Akito Tachibana and is about feasibility study of running electrical vehicles in Andhra Pradesh.
Toyota is also going to supply two models of its electric cars to AP Government for free.
“We will experimentally try these vehicles which will be delivered between May and December 2018 in our State. Our Government is working on creating an ecosystem for Electric Vehicles (EV) in Andhra Pradesh,” the Minister said.
He further added that the “discussions with EV manufacturers, battery manufactures, cab aggregators and other stakeholders to create a comprehensive Electric Vehicles Policy for the State. To kick-start the use of EVs, Government of Andhra Pradesh will become the biggest consumer of electric vehicles in India.”
The State Government also wants to start a pilot project of electric bus manufacturing at Tirupati.