Greaves Electric Mobility opens new EV factory in Tamil Nadu

    The 35-acre plant is the company’s largest EV production facility.

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


    Greaves Electric Mobility opens new EV factory in Tamil Nadu

    Greaves Electric Mobility, the e-mobility arm of Greaves Cotton, 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.  

    This plant will have a manufacturing capacity of 1,20,000 units by the end of this fiscal year. There are plans to gradually ramp up to a million units in the near future. The company says it has "a robust workforce that has been a hallmark of the brand since its earliest days. The facility will be operational with 70 percent women in the workforce.”

    Thangam Thennarasu, 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 decarbonising 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 percent of our workforce.”

    Pooja Kulkarni IAS, MD and CEO, Guidance Tamil Nadu, said the state is becoming 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 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."



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