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For the electric vehicle business, Tata Motors creates TPEML, a separate entity

ByRoman Frąckiewicz

Dec 29, 2021

Tata Motors, India’s largest automaker, has formed a dedicated wholly-owned affiliate for its electric car operations, according to a regulatory filing. This division, dubbed Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Limited (TPEML), will be in charge of producing electric vehicles for the automaker.

The dedicated EV firm was founded with a 700-crore initial investment, according to the manufacturer. It further stated that the company’s certificate of incorporation had previously been issued by the ministry in charge of corporate affairs on December 21.

TPEML was formed to manufacture, design, and develop all types of services associated with electric mobility, electric vehicles, and hybrid electric vehicles of all sorts and descriptions for transporting passengers or even other staff, whether propelled, moved, drawn, or assisted by solar energy, electricity, battery, or any other power gadgets whatsoever; accessories, engines, motors, parts, components, and related equities, according to Tata Motors’ regulatory filing.

Tata’s action is in line with the Mahindra Electric company, which supervises Mahindra & Mahindra’s electric vehicle operations. Mercedes-Benz and BMW, for example, have their own specialized electric vehicle divisions, EQ and i-Division, respectively.

While the two-wheeler and three-wheeler segments of the Indian electric vehicle industry are controlled by Tata Motors, the 4-wheeler passenger vehicle category is dominated by the company. The Nexon EV, India’s best-selling electric passenger car, was already released by the company. It also debuted the Tigor EV. Aside from that, the carmaker is working on a few more electric vehicles that will be released in the near future. In such a situation, the establishment of a new dedicated EV business demonstrates the automaker’s commitment to electric mobility.

Tata Motors revealed its ambitions to invest more than $2 billion in the electric vehicle (EV) sector over the next 5 years in October this year, after raising financing from private equity company TPG.

In the near future, the company will release the Altroz EV as well as the Punch-based EV. The Tigor, Tiago, and Nexon will all be available in CNG models from Tata. Future CNG vehicles will, in reality, be built on innovative multi-energy platforms. The company’s future passenger vehicle portfolio will include gasoline, diesel, electric, and compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles.

According to AlixPartners, global investments in electric vehicles might reach $330 billion by 2025, up from around 2% today. EV sales are expected to climb to roughly a quarter of total worldwide vehicle sales by 2030, up from about 2% today. EVs are expected to account for 30% of overall car sales in India by 2030, up from less than 1% currently. To meet its goal, the government has introduced a number of incentive programs, including one for establishing local battery manufacturing.

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