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Kia Motors signs MoU with Andhra for future eco mobility

IANS  |  Vijayawada 

South Korean auto Motors on Thursday signed a (MoU) with the state of to collaborate on the partnership for future eco mobility.

The partnership reinforces Kia's commitment to support the government in growing the uptake of electric vehicles (EV) and the development of a local EV infrastructure, the company said in a statement.

The memorandum was signed in the presence of and of Motors

As part of the agreement, Motors has provided the government with three examples of its global bestselling - Niro Hybrid, Niro Plug-in Hybrid and Niro EV. Kia is also installing a vehicle charging station at Vijayawada, for representatives from the to charge their new environmentally-friendly fleet.

The partnership signifies Kia's long-term commitment to build eco-friendly vehicles at its new plant in Andhra Pradesh, an important step for the future of clean mobility in the rapidly expanding Indian market, the statement said.

As the is developing 14 smart cities, Kia Motors is working with it to design a new generation of that best serve the citizens in each of these cities. This is part of a wider plan by Kia to offer alternative mobility within the Indian market.

"Future mobility will be defined by that play an important role in bringing customer lifestyles and what's good for the together," said

Construction of Kia Motors' first in is underway in district. It is expected to begin production in the second-half of 2019 and produce approximately 300,000 units per year.



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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 00:16 IST