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BYD intends to set up electric vehicles plant in Hyderabad

IANS  |  Hyderabad 

Auto Co, Ltd, a leading Chinese company which produces electric vehicles, intends to establish its production plant in Hyderabad, it was announced on Wednesday.

Representatives from the company on Wednesday called on Telangana K. Chandrasekhar Rao, who assured them all help.

KCR, as the is popularly known, told the company officials that 100 per cent electric vehicles will be used in the state and in the first phase, the government will place order for purchase of 500 electric vehicles, said a statement from the

He had a brief journey in the electric bus designed and developed by and appreciated its quality, saying that the bus is highly convenient for a comfortable journey as well as for a pollution free atmosphere.

The representatives, including BYD and Zhang Jie, told KCR that if once charged the vehicle will be able to move for 300-400 km. The vehicle can be fully charged within three hours. They informed CM that along with buses they also manufacture cars, autos and trucks.

The also stressed the need to encourage 100 per cent electric vehicles usage to make pollution free city. He said that phase wise usage of 100 per cent electric vehicles will be introduced in Greater Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and Telangana State Road Corporation (TSRTC), Private institutions will also be encouraged to use them.

Stating that pollution due to vehicles is on the increase in towns and cities, he said that the only way to control and reduce this is the usage of electric vehicles.

--IANS

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First Published: Wed, May 09 2018. 17:22 IST
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