JLR mulls electric vehicle manufacturing in India

JLR could set up its largest manufacturing unit outside the UK at Sanand or Pune.

According to a media report, Tata-owned JLR is exploring the possibility of manufacturing electric vehicles in India. If the plan goes through, the British carmaker could set up, what would be the largest manufacturing unit of JLR outside the UK, at Sanand or Pune.

Reports suggest that JLR’s plans have gathered momentum as negotiations for the proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between India and the UK reach an advanced stage. The carmaker is likely to invest billions of pounds in the new project that would include at least four models each from Tata Motors and JLR.

JLR’s future EVs will be based on the EMA architecture. EMA is a born-electric platform that was announced in 2021. It will underpin the brand’s next-generation electric SUVs, including the Velar, Evoque and Discovery Sport.

The EMA platform will be localized by Tata Motors for its Avinya range of cars, which are expected to roll out in 2026-27. JLR estimates a production volume of around 3,00,000 units, one-third of which, will be for Tata Motors, while the remaining will supply export markets.

Source: Autocar India

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