Greaves Electric Mobility opens new EV plant in Tamil Nadu

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 23 Nov 2021


Greaves Electric Mobility, the e-mobility arm of Greaves Cotton, today inaugurated its largest EV production facility in Ranipet, Tamil Nadu. The 35-acre plant is located in the Industrial Centre of Tamil Nadu and will serve as an electric mobility hub for both domestic and export markets.

The Ranipet plant is part of the Rs 700 crore investment roadmap announced in February 2021 to expand its growing share in the Indian EV market.  

The Ranipet plant will have a manufacturing capacity of 120,000 units by end of this fiscal year. There are plans to gradually ramp up to a million units in the near future. The company say it “has a robust workforce that has been a hallmark of the brand since its earliest days. The facility will be operational with 70% women in the workforce.”

Thangam Thenarasu, Minister for Industries, Government of Tamil Nadu, said, “Electric mobility is gaining momentum and we are fully committed to offering every possible support to the automobile industry here. More factories like Greaves Electric Mobility will uplift the community and it is absolutely wonderful to see how the company has employed the majority of women workers in the plant. To make India the world's manufacturing hub, we must prioritise upskilling and creating jobs for our female workforce.”

Nagesh A Basavanhalli, MD and Group CEO, Greaves Cotton said, “We are focused on building affordable, reliable and dependable electric two-wheelers for commuters across the country, which aligns with our purpose of decarbonizing last-mile transportation for a better planet. This EV megasite will help us meet the rising needs of discerning customers and fleet purchasers in the last mile mobility market as we expand our capacities to produce a million  EVs a year in future. This Plant will also allow us to nurture a highly skilled workforce and generate employment for the local community including women who form 70% of our workforce.”

Ms. Pooja Kulkarni, IAS. MD and CEO, Guidance Tamil Nadu said, " Tamil Nadu has now become the destination of choice for EV manufacturers. With a host of companies across the EV supply chain located here and in the process of setting up their operations, the State has emerged as the EV Capital of India.

She added, "This new facility is a testimony of the industry-government partnership in positioning Tamil Nadu as the EV capital of India. We are delighted to welcome Greaves Electric Mobility to this flourishing ecosystem. The skilled workforce from Ranipet and surrounding region will immensely benefit by being a part of this future of mobility facility. This facility will further strengthen the ecosystem with a wide pool of technical personnel, strong R&D capabilities, ancillary auto components, and manufacturing experience. We welcome more companies like Greaves to be part of this mission to transform the transportation and connectivity infrastructure in the country. "

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