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Kia inks pact with Andhra govt to drive in eco-friendly models, develop EV infra

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Thursday said it has inked a pact with government to lend its support in increasing the uptake of (EV) and the development of local infrastructure for such models.

The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed in the presence of the N Chandrababu Naidu and Kookhyun Shim, said in a statement.

As part of the agreement, Kia Motors has provided the with three vehicles -- a Niro Hybrid, Niro Plug-in Hybrid and a Niro EV.

The company is also installing a vehicle charging station at for representatives from the to charge their new environmentally-friendly fleet.

government is developing 14 smart cities and Kia is working with the to design a new generation of that best serve the citizens in each of these cities.

"This new partnership with the highlights how we can support the growth of EV infrastructure and uptake of eco-friendly vehicles, bringing exciting new possibilities for future mobility in India," Shim said.

Kia Motors is building its first in district in Andhra Pradesh. The plant is expected to begin production in the second half of 2019 and produce around 3 lakh units per year.

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 16:40 IST