Kia Motors India signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the state of Andhra Pradesh to collaborate on the 'Partnership for Future Eco Mobility'. The partnership signifies Kia's long-term commitment to build eco-friendly vehicles at its new Anantapur plant in Andhra Pradesh, an important step for the future of clean mobility in the rapidly expanding Indian market.
The Andhra Pradesh government is developing 14 smart cities and Kia is working with the regional government to design a new generation of transportation systems that best serve the citizens in each of these cities. The memorandum was signed in the presence of the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N. Chandrababu Naidu and Kookhyun Shim, Managing Director and CEO of Kia Motors India.
As part of the agreement, Kia Motors has provided the government with three cars - a Niro Hybrid, Niro Plug-in Hybrid and a Niro EV. Kia is also installing a vehicle charging station at Vijayawada, for representatives from the regional government to charge their new environmentally-friendly fleet.