Tata Motors sharpens focus on electric mobility, appoints Shailesh Chandra as president of EV biz

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 04 Jun 2018


In a bid to capture the opportunities arising out of new mobility trends and to bring about organisational focus and alignment, Tata Motors has announced the appointment of Shailesh Chandra to lead the company’s electric mobility business in addition to his current responsibility.

Chandra has been promoted as president— Electric Mobility Business & Corporate Strategy, with immediate effect and will continue to be a member of the Executive Committee. The setting up of this new business vertical will enable Tata Motors to deliver on its aim to develop and provide innovative and competitive e-mobility solutions. 

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“Tata Motors is optimistic about the future of electric vehicles and would play a leading role in the electric mobility evolution in the country. We will also leverage on the capabilities of other Tata Group companies to develop the full ecosystem and fast track the adoption of e-mobility,” said  Guenter Butschek, chief executive officer and managing director, Tata Motors.

Shailesh Chandra has played an instrumental role in leading the project teams to deliver the EESL project and has been closely working with some of the Group companies and other ecosystem partners in his current role.

Commenting on the announcement, Shailesh Chandra, said, “It is an exciting responsibility and I keenly look forward to drive Tata Motors’ vision of proactively developing the e-Mobility ecosystem in the country and leveraging this new opportunity for the company.”

Tata Motors is committed to the Government’s vision for electric vehicles by 2030 and will work in a collaborative manner to facilitate faster adoption of electric vehicles and to build a sustainable future for India.

Also read: Tata Motors signs MoU with Maharashtra government to promote e-mobility

EESL to buy 20,000 EVs by March 2019