In a first in the state of Andhra Pradesh, electric cars will be used in the city of Visakhapatnam from March 7th. The recently concluded CII Partnership Summit in the city saw Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu flagging off two electric cars-Tata Tigor and Mahindra e-Verito at the event.
It has been reported that NEDCAP has agreed to release around 100 electric cars to Visakhapatnam district initially. Mahindra e-Verito was brought to the city’s collectorate on the 5th of March. District collector Pravin Kumar, I.A.S, used the vehicle to travel from his camp office to the collectorate this morning. More cars are expected to be brought to the city in a phased manner.
Once charged fully, the car is capable of traveling around 120 km. EPDCL officials have specially arranged for a charging centre for the same at the collectorate.
Earlier, it was reported that the authorities are planning to launch 1 lakh Electric Vehicles (EVs). It is also expected that this would lead to a creation of as many as 1.05 lakh jobs in the state.