The use of Electric vehicles is increasingly being adopted in India, which will help in rapidly reducing pollution levels. After Delhi, the Andhra Pradesh government will be taking a big step to promote the use of electric vehicles. In fact, the Andhra Pradesh government is considering a plan to provide electric two-wheelers on the basis of EMI to its state government employees with the help of central government agencies. Not only the current employees of the state government, but the scheme will also cover cooperatives, public sector undertakings and pensioners.
This scheme will not only reduce the level of pollution but will also give relief to people due to the rising prices of petrol and diesel to a great extent. These electric two-wheelers will come with a range between 40–100 km on a single charge. Apart from this, Electric vehicles will also be given free maintenance for three years, which will save money of customers. Employees can easily repay the number of electric two-wheelers within 24 to 60 months.
According to Andhra Pradesh State Energy Secretary Srikanth Nagulapalli, New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation AP Limited (NREDCAP) will be empowered to operate the EMI scheme. To make the scheme a success, the state government will focus exclusively on rural areas, where village or ward secretariat staff and other low-paid employees will benefit from the project. The government of Andhra Pradesh will soon publish an official notice regarding this scheme.
Andhra Pradesh has already released its EV policy, which aims to make the state an electric mobility hub by encouraging e-mobility ecosystem stakeholders on both the supply and demand sides. The Andhra Pradesh government has proposed an allocation of 500 to 1,000 acres of land to develop EV parks which will also have the plug-and-play internal infrastructure, common facilities and external infrastructure.