Mahindra Last Mile Mobility breaks ground on new EV plant in Zaheerabad

New facility will house a state-of-the-art battery assembly line, producing power packs and manufacture electronic as well as drivetrain components for electric three- and four-wheelers.

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Mahindra Last Mile Mobility (LMM), a part of Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), had the ground-breaking ceremony for a new manufacturing unit at its existing plant in Zaheerabad, Telangana yesterday.

The ground-breaking follows the announcement of M&M’s Rs 1,000 crore investment in Telangana that M&M had announced on February 10, 2023.

With this new facility, the company aims to build a state-of-the-art battery assembly line, producing power packs and manufacture electronic as well as drivetrain components for electric three- and four-wheelers. The facility will also create employment for 800 to 1000 employees in the region.

K T Rama Rao, Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development, Industries and Commerce, and Information Technology, Electronics and Communications, Government of Telangana, was the chief guest. Other dignitaries included K Manik Rao, MLA, Zaheerabad Constituency and Jayesh Ranjan, IAS – Principal Secretary, Industries & Commerce and IT, Government of Telangana.

K T Rama Rao said: "EVs are a focus area for the government of Telangana and we are committed to developing the right infrastructure and ecosystem for promotion and adoption of EVs. This new facility will help in proliferation of EVs not just in Telangana but across India. Congratulations to M&M for the ground-breaking of their new facility. I am sure that this facility will go a long way in generating employment and sustaining livelihoods."

K T Rama Rao, Telangana's Minister for Commerce & Industries, and MLMM's CEO Suman Mishra. On display are the EV components including motor controller that the new plant in Zaheerabad will manufacture. 

Suman Mishra, CEO, Mahindra Last Mile Mobility said, “Mahindra Last Mile Mobility is at the forefront of India’s three-wheeler electrification journey. I would like to thank the government of Telangana for their proactiveness and ease of doing business policies under which Zaheerabad has been developed into one of the four mega EV manufacturing clusters. This facility will allow us to access state-of-the-art infrastructure available in the region.”

The Last Mile Mobility (LMM) division of M&M is responsible for the company’s mix of electric, petrol, CNG, diesel last mile mobility three- and four-wheelers in passenger and cargo variants. These include the Mahindra Jeeto four-wheeler, Alfa range of three-wheelers, and the electric-only Zor Grand and Treo range.

LMM has been contributing significantly towards electrifying the category and sustainability remains a key focus area for the company. The new unit has been designed to minimise carbon footprint and reduce waste, while maximising efficiency and ensuring product quality. M&M is committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2040.

Images courtesy: MLMM/Twitter & KT Rama Rao/Twitter 

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