In an effort to promote electric mobility in the state, the Andhra Pradesh government has signed an agreement with a central government agency to acquire two electric wheels for its 25,000 employees. The indicated number may vary depending on the conditions.
The Andhra Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation (NREDCAP) and Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL) will work together to merge and deploy these electric vehicles. They will also build charging infrastructure for the ease of holding and charging these two electric wheels.
These EVs will be provided on a monthly lease basis. It will also include comprehensive insurance that will be deducted as EMI from the account of government volunteer workers. Both electric wheels will have a standard three-year warranty against manufacturing defects. The batteries will have a three-year or 60,000 km warranty, depending on the previous one.
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Andhra Pradesh Energy Minister Balineni Srinivasa Reddy has stated that this move is indicative of the state’s move towards electric mobility. “We are efficiently providing clean and clean energy and a Fillip will give e-mobility more impetus towards clean energy. The 2 electric wheels for government employees will boost energy and financial savings and we hope more and more people will also make the switch to electric vehicles,” he said.
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NREDCAP President Srikant Nagulapalli stressed that this agreement is changing and therefore that Andhra Pradesh will help build a strong Electric Mobility Ecosystem. “We will encourage all government employees, including co-operatives, public sector companies, the people, Ward Secretariat staff and others to opt for electric vehicles,” he added. In line with this, CESL Director General and Director Mahua Acharya stated that this Cooperation is a pleasure and mentioned that hopefully this move will serve as a model for other states to adopt electric mobility.