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IT Minister Nara Lokesh holds review meeting on electric vehicles

Andhra Pradesh Information Technology (IT) and Rural Development Minister Nara Lokesh met with representatives of the Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board (APEDB). During the meeting, Nara Lokesh said "Subsidies on electric vehicles is not enough to spruce the market and instead an interplay of demand creation, technology development, pilot projects and charging infrastructure is the way forward." A comprehensive policy should not only focus on manufacturing, but also charging infrastructure, batteries, energy swapping and skill development. Collaboration with engineering streams especially chemical engineering is critical for skilling, research and development in mobility. Amaravati and economic cities in Andhra Pradesh should embrace mobility in urban planning. The Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board will work closely with respective departments for continued collaboration and policy pragmatism for electric mobility.