Tata Motors India, along with its luxury division Jaguar Land Rover, has ambitious strategies for electric vehicle (EV) adoption, with no intentions for hybrid vehicles currently, stated N Chandrasekaran, Chairman of Tata Motors.
Speaking at the virtual 78th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Tata Motors, Chandrasekaran highlighted the company’s goal of having a minimum of 50% of their vehicles as EVs or other environmentally friendly mobility options. Jaguar Land Rover, a subsidiary of Tata Motors, is aiming to transition 65% of its vehicle lineup to green technology by 2030.
Chandrasekaran emphasized the comprehensive plans for EVs in both Tata Motors India and JLR, noting the upcoming launch of the electric version of Harrier and later the Punch EV this year.
Additionally, he revealed plans for the introduction of Curve EV in the first quarter of the upcoming year. Chandrasekaran underlined the robust pipeline of EVs, mentioning that JLR will begin accepting orders for all-electric Range Rover and Range Rover Sports later in the year.
The company plans to launch a series of new all-electric Jaguar models by late next year and early 2025. Addressing the realm of luxury buses, Chandrasekaran mentioned ongoing efforts in this direction, indicating the company’s involvement in hydrogen technology.
He highlighted Tata Motors’ joint venture with Cummins to manufacture hydrogen internal combustion engine (ICE) systems for commercial vehicles. Chandrasekaran stated that Tata Motors is preparing to introduce long-distance heavy trucks utilizing hydrogen technology when the time is right.
While the company is intently focused on electric vehicles and has embraced hydrogen technology for commercial vehicles, especially heavy trucks, Chandrasekaran clarified that there are currently no plans for hybrid vehicles.