What is Tata Motors’ latest contribution towards electric vehicles in India?


Tata Motors Electric vehicles (EV), truth be told, are currently the most exciting space to be in if you are an automotive player in the country. With several states offering exciting subsidies on the same, the key incentive the maker as well as the buyer needs when it comes to an EV, this is perhaps the right time to be in this realm. 

The country is going green on four wheels week after week and month after month!

But having said that, the electric car would be nothing minus the battery, undisputedly the most important component of an EV machine. And at the same time, the battery of an EV would be nothing if there were no cells.

Which perhaps explains why a few Indian carmakers are focusing their energies towards the manufacturing of the EV cells in divergent regions of the country. 

And when it comes to a landmark Indian corporation such as the Tata Motors, then you can take it for granted that the news regarding establishment of new EV cell manufacturing facilities would never be such a low-key development.

As a matter of fact, so intricately involved are Tata Motors at this point in time towards the EV cell manufacturing facilities that the Mumbai-headquartered organisation is reportedly engaged in opening the same not just in India but also in Europe.

You read that right!

This, by the way, is no ordinary development; Tata Motors are already clocking in the most number of sales towards the realm of EV’s (electric vehicles) in India with makes such as the Nexon being dominant hot-sellers.

But having said that, what are the other details available in the public domain about Tata’s big plans towards EV cell manufacturing facilities?

The following insights appeared on India TV News’ latest news report on Tata Motors’ participation in the Auto Expo, Greater Noida 2023:

On the sidelines of India’s Auto Expo car show in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, Tata Motors’ P.B. Balaji stated that localising cell manufacturing for EV batteries is essential for increasing local components in electric cars and will also assist the automaker in developing a local supply chain.

In order to meet the battery cell requirements of its luxury car unit Jaguar Land Rover, which has a manufacturing facility in Europe, Tata is evaluating two production bases.

Balaji said that Tata Sons, the company’s parent, will invest in cell manufacturing, but he didn’t say how much or when. 

India’s automobile market, which is on track to become the third largest in the world, is relatively small in comparison to the country’s population. Last year, about 3.8 million cars were sold in the country, and the government hopes to increase this to 30% by 2030.