The state government of Andhra Pradesh has laid out a plan to introduce 10 lakh electric vehicles (EVs) by 2024. This will attract an investment of Rs 30,000 crore and create 60,000 jobs in the EVs manufacturing sector.
The Andhra Pradesh government presented its plans on EVs at a high-level (virtual) meeting convened by Niti Aayog.
A Centre for Advanced Automotive Research, in collaboration with organizations like ISRO, IISER and IITs, to foster advance research in chemical, mechanical, electrical and electronics engineering will soon be set up to drive the new EV policy.
A Centre for Advancement of Smart Mobility has also been proposed in a 100-acre site (location yet to be identified) with a test track for all new EVs and autonomous vehicles.
All the 11,000-odd buses of the public sector Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation will be converted into EVs by the year 2029.
The state government told Niti Aayog that it planned to phase out fossil fuel-based vehicles in the top four cities (Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Tirupati and Guntur) by 2024 and all cities by 2030.
Plans were also afoot to install one lakh (EV) charging stations by 2024.
Basically the government is trying to develop a holistic research and development ecosystem, together with manufacturing units, to propel EV growth in AP.
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