Andhra Pradesh to promote electric vehicles, says IT Minister

Information Technology Minister Nara Lokesh said that the government is focussing on the use of electric vehicles for transportation and will prepare a policy to increase the utility of electric vehic

Published: 11th November 2017 11:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th November 2017 11:58 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

VIJAYAWADA: Information Technology Minister Nara Lokesh said that the government is focussing on the use of electric vehicles for transportation and will prepare a policy to increase the utility of electric vehicles.

Participating in the Electric Mobility Stakeholders meeting organised at the Interim Government Complex in Velagapudi on Friday, Lokesh met representatives from various electric vehicle manufacturers and battery manufacturing companies.

He held discussions on increasing the use of electric vehicles in the State and steps to be taken in that regard. He also discussed manufacturing costeffective electric vehicles and new experiments in the area. Informing that the State has decided to bring Electric Vehicles (EV) Policy to attract electric vehicles manufacturing companies, the Minister invited suggestions from electric vehicle and battery manufacturers to design the policy to increase manufacturing and utility of electric vehicles.

“The EV policy will be brought out to attract manufacturing companies of spare parts used in electric vehicles to the State,’’ he said. He said the government will use electric vehicles in Amaravati, Visakhapatnam and Tirumala and sought cooperation from everyone.

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