Leading in next generation smart mobility in India, Andhra Pradesh to become the first state to introduce high end electric cars manufactured by Toyota Kirloskar. Andhra Pradesh as a pioneer in adopting latest technologies is attracting several companies to experiment with first of its kind initiatives in the state.
Andhra Pradesh which is already a hub to leading auto companies like Isuzu, Kia Motors, Hero Motocorp and others is now focused on promoting next generation mobility systems in the state.
In another crucial development, Toyota Kirloskar Motors has come forward to introduce their latest electric vehicles in Amaravati, the upcoming world class capital of Andhra Pradesh. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed today in Amaravati Nara Lokesh and Managing Director of Toyota Kirloskar Akito Tachibana.
Nara Lokesh said, “We look forward to this association to introduce Toyota’s world-class electrified vehicles in Amaravati. We will experimentally try 10 latest electric vehicles which will be delivered between May and December 2018. Andhra Pradesh Government is keen to be the hub for electric vehicle ecosystem and is working on bringing in a comprehensive Electric Vehicles (EV) policy as well as setting up the required charging infrastructure”.
It is important to note that Andhra Pradesh has been showing proactiveness to push the use of electric vehicles in the state. Recently, it also held Electric Mobility Stakeholders Meet to invite their suggestions to design the policy to increase manufacturing and utility of electric vehicles in the state. It is planning to introduce electric cars in a big way in Visakhapatnam, Amaravati and Tirupati in the state. It is also in discussions with electric bus manufacturers to introduce pilot project in Tirupati.
Akito Tachibana said, “We would like to acknowledge the proactive support and cooperation extended by Government of Andhra Pradesh in executing the feasibility study on introduction of Toyota’s electrified vehicles “Prius PHEV” and “Small EV Commuter. Toyota sincerely appreciate Government’s ambitions to reduce the pressing issue of pollution in the country through electrification of vehicles”.
While Japan had recently come forward to collaborate with AP government to setup Electronic Vehicles City in the state, in another recent move, Andhra Pradesh Government has taken steps to introduce futuristic Hyperloop transportation system giving a huge boost to smart mobility in the state.