TPG makes a billion dollar bet on Tata Motors’ EV dreams

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TPG makes a billion dollar bet on Tata Motors’ EV dreams
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  • Tata Motors is forming a new subsidiary that will take care of the electric vehicle business.
  • Also, in association with Tata Power, it will develop charging infrastructure to facilitate rapid EV adoption in India
  • This comes in line with the company’s goal to launch 10 electric vehicle models by 2025.
US-based TPG Rise Climate along with Abu Dhabi Development Holding will make an investment worth ₹7500 crore (around $1 billion at current prices) in Tata Motors’ electric vehicles (EV) segment.

Tata Motors will form a new subsidiary for its electric vehicle business that will hold the investment made by these funds.

Tata Motors said the new company will leverage all existing investments and capabilities of Tata Motors and will channelise the future investments into electric vehicles space including charging infrastructure and battery technologies.

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Over the next 5 years, this company will create a portfolio of 10 electric vehicles. Further, in association with Tata Power it will develop charging infrastructure to facilitate rapid EV adoption in India.

This comes in line with the company’s goal to launch 10 electric vehicle models by 2025.

Tata Motors already has two EV models -- SUV Nexon EV and subcompact sedan Tigor EV. It r eportedly has a 70% market share among EV makers in India.

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TPG makes a billion dollar bet on Tata Motors’ EV dreams
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The automaker has been doing pretty well in terms of sales of EV models as its sales went up three-fold in the last 12 months, shows company data.

Tata Motors sold 1,078 units of electric vehicles in September, up from a mere 308 units in September last year. Overall, it has sold 10,000 EVs in India so far, largely because of the success of the Nexon EV SUV.

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