Hyderabad: Telangana Industries and Commerce minister K T Rama Rao (KTR) along with Principal Secretary Jayesh Ranjan and the senior leadership of ALLOX Resources (a Hyderabad based company) visited Arrival UK Limited at Banbury.
They discussed the possible use of electric vehicle (EV) vans and buses for last-mile connectivity for the Metro, ambulance services, and long-haul bus services.
‘Arrival’ is a London headquartered National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) listed revolutionary technology company which is using a new and better approach to sustainable manufacturing focusing on EV in the commercial vehicle segment like buses and vans.
Arrival UK Ltd has joined hands Allox Resources LLP to scope the business for Arrival’s buses and other electric vehicles in Telangana and India.
Minister KTR discussed possible use of Arrival vans and buses for last mile connectivity for the metro, ambulance services, long haul bus services, etc. He also said he wished to see Arrival’s Bus fleet service being launched in Hyderabad in line with Telangana’s vision to become the most electrified state in India in terms of mobility.
“With companies like Arrival investing in Telangana, this goal should be achieved sooner,” he said.
Minister KTR and Principal Secretary IT, I&C Jayesh Ranjan assured Arrival of all support possible from Govt of Telangana. They also discussed about the EV policy which provides preferential market access to companies manufacturing out of Telangana and handed over a letter of support to Arrival for preferential market access for its buses.
The state would soon also encourage private companies and educational institutions to shift to Electric buses to reduce the net emissions.