Kia Motors India envisaging the Future of Eco Mobility has recently signed a Memorandum Of Understanding with the Andhra Pradesh Government. Under this partnership, Kia Motors would help the state develop local EV infrastructure and also promote electric vehicles in the region.
Signed in the presence of Honorable Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Shri N. Chandrababu Naidu and Kookhyun Shim, Managing Director and CEO of Kia Motors India, the MOU states that the Korean automaker has provided a Niro Hybrid, Niro Plug-in Hybrid and a Niro EV to the government. Further more, Kia will be installing a vehicle charging station at Vijayawada, for representatives from the regional government so that they can easily charge their vehicles.
Speaking on the occasion Kookhyun Shim said, “Future mobility will be defined by connected and sustainable technologies that play an important role in bringing customer lifestyles and what’s good for the environment together”. He further added, Kia is taking a lead in the global eco-friendly vehicle market, and we are confident of achieving the same in India. This new partnership with the Andhra Pradesh government 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.”
A bit more in detail, the three Niro vehicles provided by Kia Motors comprise of the latest generation Niro EV – a fully electric crossover capable of covering a distance of 455 kilometres on a single charge by Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test procedure (WLTP) combined test cycle. The Niro Hybrid and Niro Plug-in Hybrid are already among the best-selling hybrid vehicles globally, employing parallel hybrid powertrains which switch between petrol and electric power – or offer a combination of both, recharging their batteries whenever possible to maximize electric vehicle range.
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