Energy Minister G Jagadish Reddy said that the State government was in the forefront in encouraging use of e-vehicles.
Participating as chief guest at ‘Go Electric’ campaign and electric vehicles road show organised by Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation (TSREDCO) at People’s Plaza, he said the State government was giving various incentives to encourage people to buy e-vehicles.
Industries Minister KT Rama Rao was also attracting several companies to the State for manufacturing of e-vehicles and batteries, he said, adding that Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao and he had purchased e-vehicles and started using them.
The minister communicated that necessary exemption should be given to the government departments to purchase electric motorcycles and cars. Stating that e-vehicles would not only reduce the financial problems but also help in preserving the environment, the Minister called upon the people to strive for making Telangana a pollution-free State.
The Minister also advised the officials concerned to allay fears among people about using e-vehicles and availability of charging stations. He said there was insufficient supply of e-vehicles to meet the demand.