For the first time in the nation, electrically run buses will be functioned in Amaravati capital and Tirumala in Andhra Pradesh State.
Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh state is likely to arise as the first state to introduce eco-friendly electric vehicles. As share of the move, minister for IT Nara Lokesh has taken the initiative to sign a MoU with Toyota Kirloskar Motors. For the initial time in the nation, electrically run buses will be functioned in Amaravati capital and Tirumala. To begin with, the buses will run on a trial basis.
The MoU amid the state government and Toyota Motors was retained in a special program held at the CM Camp Office in Vijayawada on Thursday. Principal Secretary of IT, K. Vijayanand, Electronics and IT agency, CEO Ch. Tirumala Rao and Toyota Kirloskar Motors MD Akito Tachibana were present and partaken in the signing of the contract. MoU is destined for the execution of investigation by Toyota in Andhra Pradesh on the viability of Eco-Friendly Electrical Vehicles like “Prius PHEV” and “Small EV Commuter”. The firm will work out the infrastructure necessities to be set up for the plying of these vehicles like accusing stations, etc.
Talking on the occasion, Mr Lokesh said, “An action plan has been articulated to develop plug-in hybrid electric vehicles to avert pollution. This will be made with the co-operation of Toyota Motors, which has a capability of two decades in creating electric cars. The firm will distribute electric vehicles in the months of December or January for a test run in Amaravati capital area. The electrical buses will be led in Tirumala at first.” Mr. Lokesh said that 20 minutes of charging would aid to run the vehicle for 70 km. Toyota Kirloskar Motors’ MD, Akito Tachibana, said they would make exertions to supply effectual electrical vehicles to avert pollution in the region.