Maruti, Tata, Hyundai and others to give a big push to India’s electric vehicle boom with at least $5 billion in investment in the next six years
- Companies like MG Motors, Tata Motors and many others have already laid out their plans to invest at least ₹35,040 in the Indian EV industry.
- Maruti Suzuki , on Sunday, announced that it plans to invest ₹10,440 crore to set up a new electric car and battery factory in India.
- As per a recent study by Catapult, EVs currently account for less than 1% of total vehicle sales in India but the market is growing rapidly.
Electric vehicles (EV) and e-mobility have become the new focus for several automobile makers as India starts to take small steps towards finding more sustainable solutions. Companies like MG Motors, Tata Motors and many others have already laid out their plans to invest at least ₹35,040 ($5 billion) to reap the maximum benefits when the time for EVs finally arrive in India.
Maruti Suzuki is the latest one to join the bandwagon. The company, on Sunday, announced that it plans to invest ₹10,440 crore to build a new electric car and battery factory in Gujarat, India. The company plans to roll out affordable EV models in India and Japan by 2025.
This is Maruti Suzuki’s first commitment towards e-mobility. The company had till now emphasised that the Indian market is not yet ready for EV sales yet. Meanwhile, other automobile giants have already working towards their plans of electrification.
|Company||Investment in e-Mobility India||Timeline||EV models in India|
|Tata Motors||₹15,000 crore||2027||Tata Nexon EV|
|Maruti Suzuki||₹10,440 crore||2025||N/A|
|Hyundai||₹4,000 crore||2028||Hyundai KONA|
|MG Motors||$350-500 million (₹2,600-3,800 crore)||N/A||MG ZS EV|
|Mahindra||₹3,000 crore||2025||Mahindra e2o PLUS|
So far, automotive major Tata Motors’ investment plans of ₹15,000 (close to $2 billion) is the biggest one in the Indian market. It plans to spend this capital over the next five years in developing new products with different kinds of body styles, price, and driving range options.
$MARUTI.NSE (D)A strange fact about Maruti Suzuki's chart is that it's Daily RSI never went above 75 odd level since the top it made in Dec'17.Fib retracement shows it is right at 61.8% retracement of the entire fall from the recent top of 9050.8,000 to 8,500 stands to be a cluttered zone which it needs to clear decisively for a further upside.— (@vaibhavkh15) March 21, 2022
As per a recent study by Catapult, EVs currently account for less than 1% of total vehicle sales in India but the market is growing rapidly. The company expects the Indian e-mobility market to be worth around at least ₹47,500 crore by 2025. Two-wheelers account for the largest share of this market at 62%, followed by three-wheelers at 37%, the report added.
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