Tamil Nadu after rolling out its electric vehicle policy finally concluded and decided to move its step towards the set up of an e-vehicle industrial park for manufacturing and assembly of e-vehicles. The industrial park is supposed to be spread around 4000 acres.
According to sources, The govt. officials are not very keen to speak on this matter and are tight-lipped about the location of the park. However, land parcels have been identified in Manalur in Tiruvallur district, some 50km north of Chennai.
Speaking in the state assembly, industries minister M C Sampath said: “Tamil Nadu remains one of the top states in the automobile industry. The state has received investment from French automobile maker PSA. We are also going to set up a 4,000-acre e-vehicle park.”
In Last Year September, the e-vehicle policy rolled out which focuses on Creation of EV parks and vendor ecosystem as supply-side incentives to promote EV manufacturing in the state.
The state-run SIPCOT has already engaged a consultant to prepare a detailed project report for the park, government officials said. The park will have common facilities for auto-parts suppliers for prototyping, testing and training. Incentives under various schemes applicable to small and large industries will be extended to these units, subject to their eligibility.
While speaking to TOI, M.C Sampath told there would be a revolution in electric mobility and it is expected that Tamil Nadu would be a leading state to explore the depth of the automobile industry. He also added that Taiwan-based Delta Electronics has come up with 4,000 crore investment for setting up a manufacturing plant between Krishnagiri and Hosur for electric vehicle charging solutions.