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Greaves electrical mobility opens a brand new EV manufacturing facility in Tamil Nadu | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

Revealed On Nov 24, 2021 07:00:00 AM

The 35-acre plant is the corporate’s largest EV manufacturing facility

Greaves Electrical mobility, the e-mobility arm of Greaves Cotton inaugurated its largest EV manufacturing facility in Ranipet, Tamil Nadu. The 35-acre plant is positioned within the Industrial Centre of Tamil Nadu and can function an electrical mobility hub for each home and export markets.

The Ranipet plant is a part of the Rs 700 crore funding roadmap introduced in February 2021 to develop its rising share within the Indian EV market.  

The Ranipet plant can have a producing capability of 120,000 models by the tip of this fiscal 12 months. There are plans to steadily ramp as much as one million models within the close to future. The corporate says it “has a sturdy workforce that has been an indicator of the model since its earliest days. The ability will probably be operational with 70% girls within the workforce.”

Thangam Thenarasu, Minister for Industries, Authorities of Tamil Nadu, stated, “Electrical mobility is gaining momentum and we’re absolutely dedicated to providing each attainable assist to the car {industry} right here. Extra factories like Greaves Electrical Mobility will uplift the group and it’s completely great to see how the corporate has employed nearly all of girls employees within the plant. To make India the world’s manufacturing hub, we should prioritise upskilling and creating jobs for our feminine workforce.”

Nagesh A Basavanhalli, MD and Group CEO, Greaves Cotton stated, “We’re centered on constructing reasonably priced, dependable and reliable electrical two-wheelers for commuters throughout the nation, which aligns with our goal of decarbonizing last-mile transportation for a greater planet. This EV megasite will assist us meet the rising wants of discerning clients and fleet purchasers within the final mile mobility market as we develop our capacities to supply one million  EVs a 12 months in future. This Plant will even permit us to nurture a extremely expert workforce and generate employment for the local people together with girls who kind 70% of our workforce.”

Ms. Pooja Kulkarni, IAS. MD and CEO, Steerage Tamil Nadu stated, ” Tamil Nadu has now turn into the vacation spot of alternative for EV producers. With a number of firms throughout the EV provide chain positioned right here and within the technique of organising their operations, the State has emerged because the EV Capital of India.

She added, “This new facility is a sworn statement of the industry-government partnership in positioning Tamil Nadu because the EV capital of India. We’re delighted to welcome Greaves Electrical Mobility to this flourishing ecosystem. The expert workforce from Ranipet and surrounding area will immensely profit by being part of this future mobility facility. This facility will additional strengthen the ecosystem with a large pool of technical personnel, sturdy R&D capabilities, ancillary auto elements, and manufacturing expertise. We welcome extra firms like Greaves to be a part of this mission to rework the transportation and connectivity infrastructure within the nation. “


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