Tata Group Constructing $1.6 Billion Battery Manufacturing facility in India

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi was speaking an enormous recreation about electrical autos a number of years in the past, even claiming that India could be the primary nation to succeed in 100% electrical autos. That made no sense, because it was far behind different international locations in EV adoption, however it at the very least indicated that India needed to develop EV adoption rapidly — or maybe the nation’s politicians simply needed some good press. Since these grand statements, India hasn’t accomplished a lot to truly stimulate loads of EV adoption. Maybe issues are altering, although.

Indian manufacturing juggernaut Tata Group is now making an enormous transfer into the house, reportedly investing 130 billion rupees ($1.58 billion) right into a lithium-ion battery cell manufacturing facility within the nation. For the time being, only one% of Indian auto gross sales are EV gross sales, however Tata Motors is the chief within the sector. Maybe it sees a gap now to essentially scale up manufacturing and gross sales.

That mentioned, the battery manufacturing facility is just not going up in a single day. Development will start throughout the subsequent 3 years. So, once more, India is just not going to be forward of the group on electrical autos, not to mention #1. However at the very least there’s critical motion!

This battery manufacturing facility would initially have an annual manufacturing output of 20 gigawatt-hours (GWh), and that might later develop to twice as a lot, 40 GWh.

The battery manufacturing facility will probably be situated in Sanand, in northern Gujarat.


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