Tamil Nadu accounts for 40% of India’s million EV sales between January and September
Of the 10,44,600 electric vehicles sold in the first nine months of CY2023, OEMs with manufacturing units in Tamil Nadu accounted for 414,802 units.
Tamil Nadu, which is home to a flourishing manufacturing operation of electric vehicle and components, is fast driving towards its goal of becoming an electric vehicle (EV) hub in India. Of the cumulative 10 lakh or a million EVs sold between January and September this year, Tamil Nadu accounts for over 400,000 units or 40% of total sales.
This information is from the government of India. A PTI report, citing data shared by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, said as many as 10,44,600 EVs were registered country-wide of which 414,802 vehicles were sold in Tamil Nadu till September. "It is a significant record and speaks volumes about the diverse, vibrant multi-sector presence and the impetus for growth accorded by the government," stated the official release.
EV OEMs which have manufacturing facilities in Tamil Nadu are among the top industry players. While e-two-wheeler market leader Ola Electric sold 175,608 units, TVS Motor Co sold 112,949 iQube, Ather Energy 77,764 and Ampere Vehicles 41,757 units. On the electric bus, car and SUV front, the Tamil Nadu-based BYD India sold 1,725 units, PCA Automobiles India 1,533 units, Hyundai Motor India 1,023 units.
“Tamil Nadu has now set its sights on becoming the world’s EV capital. With an already flourishing auto manufacturing ecosystem, Tamil Nadu rolled out the EV policy,” the government statement said.
It is to be noted that five key cities in Tamil Nadu – Chennai, Coimbatore, Tiruchirappalli, Madurai and Salem – have been identified to be developed as EV hubs. What is helping accelerate the growth of the EV industry in the southern state is the easy availability of trained workforce, a top-notch supply chain network, and a vibrant automobile and auto components manufacturing ecosystem.
The EV policy aims to further accelerate the development of an ecosystem for battery operated vehicles (BEVs) and also facilitate the manufacture of components, cell technologies, battery and charging infrastructure.
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