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Andhra Pradesh: NREDCAP to set up ultra high speed charging points at IOC filling stations along highways

As part of promoting the use of electric vehicles (EVs), the Andhra Pradesh government has decided to set up charging points at around 1,000 petrol bunks off the highways across the state.

The New & Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP) is planning to sign an MoU with Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) for setting up charging points at its filling stations mainly along the state and national highways. The state government has already announced a scheme for its employees to buy electric scooters at a subsidy and on EMIs.

The state under its policy to phase out all the internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles in four major cities by 2024 and all cities by 2030 has recently launched a scheme to promote one lakh electric 2-wheelers to government employees over a period of one year. Based on the demand, the number will be increased further, said S. Ramana Reddy, VC&MD, NREDCAP.

The corporation has recently invited expression of interest from the companies for the supply of one lakh EVs and the roll out is expected to begin in a few months.

Source
ET Energy World
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