EVs at the Sanand Plant from April and may launch Curvv EV

Tata will make EVs at the Sanand Plant from April and may launch Curvv EV, and Harrier EV later this year

Tata Motors, which bought the Sanand plant from Ford India, intends to produce electric vehicles there in April. The business intends to launch Curvv EV and Harrier EV after starting manufacturing of Nexon EV. With a target of 5% growth in the passenger vehicle market, Tata Motors wants to outperform the industry in growth. The company’s budget wish list includes fixing the issue of EVs’ inverted duty structure and expanding FAME benefits to private electric vehicles. Tata Motors wants fair competition and embraces it in the EV market.

Shailesh Chandra, MD of Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles, has disclosed the schedule for the Curvv EV and Harrier EV launches.

He stated that Curvv EV would be released in the second or third quarter of this year when questioned about the company’s product pipeline.

“We are also hoping that by the fag-end of this year, we should also be able to introduce Harrier EV and internal combustion engine (ICE) version of Curvv,” Chandra stated.

Chandra also said that the business plans to begin producing electric cars at its Sanand facility, which it purchased from Ford India, in April of this year. Ford India sold the facility to Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Ltd., a division of Tata Motors, in January of last year for INR 725.7 crore.

“We intend to start producing electric vehicles at Sanand with Nexon EV in April,” Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles MD Shailesh Chandra stated in a PTI interview. Versions of the Nexon powered by internal combustion engines are already being produced by the business at the Sanand factory, which has a 3 lakh unit annual capacity that can be increased to 4.2 lakh units annually.

In addition, Chandra brought attention to the problem of an inverted duty structure in EVs, which the business has been asking to be fixed. “Our position is very simple that we are not worried about any specific competitor,” Chandra stated in response to discussions about making concessions to a US-based electric vehicle company. We welcome any participant who is prepared to enter the EV market and is willing to make a one-time investment in localization or the creation of charging infrastructure.”

He continued by stating, “We are not afraid of the competition…we are effectively dealing with the competition, all we seek is a level playing field.”

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