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Kia Motors to begin production in Andhra Pradesh mid-2019

Press Trust of India  |  Amaravati 

: Korean carmaker Thursday said production of its made-in-would begin in the second half of 2019.

Once the construction of its unit in Penukonda in Anantapuramu district of is over, the company would produce approximately three lakh annually, said a press statement.

The company handed over its best-selling electric Niro Hybrid, Niro Plug-in Hybrid and Niro EV to the government, the statement said.

N Chandrababu Naidu received the cars from managing director and chief executive officer of Kookhyun Shim, it said.

signed a memorandum of understanding with the to collaborate on 'Partnership for Future Eco-Mobility, the statement said.

Under the pact, it said, Kia would with the government to develop local electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure, including vehicle-charging stations.

One such station was opened on the premises of the Secretariat at Velagapudi on the occasion, the statement said.

The company also planned to offer 16 electrified vehicles by 2025, it added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 18:20 IST
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