As a step towards making Andhra Pradesh eco-friendly, Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu flagged off an electric bus and car in the state’s secretariat in Amaravati on Friday.
The Chief Minister said, “With an aim of controlling pollution in the state and providing employment to the youth, we announce 2018 as a marquee year for launching electric vehicles in the state. As a part of the launching of one lakh electric vehicles in the coming two years, the government officials will use 10,000 electric vehicles initially.”
“In a move towards fostering battery-run vehicles in the state, an electric bus and car have been flagged off with a slogan of ‘Go green-Breathe clean’. The electric bus will soon commute between Vijayawada and Amaravati,” he further informed.Earlier, it was reported that as many as 1.05 lakh jobs are expected to be created in Andhra Pradesh with the introduction of electric vehicles (EVs).
In February, CM Naidu flagged off two electric cars,Tata Tigor and Mahindra e-Verito, in the CII Partnership Summit held in Visakhapatnam.
Leading the way, Visakhapatnam district collector Pravin Kumar, I.A.S, used an electric vehicle to travel from his camp office to the Collectorate earlier this month.
EPDCL officials have specially arranged for a charging centre for the same at the collectorate. More cars are expected to be brought to the city in a phased manner.