Tamil Nadu is making significant strides toward its ambition of becoming a prominent electric vehicle (EV) hub in India. Between January and September this year, the state accounted for the sale of 4 lakh out of the total 10 lakh EVs sold nationwide, according to data from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. This accomplishment reflects the state’s diverse economic presence and government support for growth.
With expectations of over INR 50,000 crore in EV manufacturing investments by 2025, creating 1.50 lakh jobs, the industry is poised for substantial growth. The government aims to manufacture 30% of all EVs sold in India by 2030 and significantly contribute to global exports.
Key electric vehicle manufacturers in Tamil Nadu, during the period from January to September, comprise Ola Electric with 1,75,608 units sold, followed by TVS Motor at 1,12,949 units. Ather Energy recorded sales of 77,764 units, while Ampere Vehicles sold 41,757 units. BYD India registered 1,725 units, and Stellantis (PCA Automobiles) recorded 1,533 units. E-Royce Motors sold 1,242 units, Hyundai Motors recorded 1,023 units, Reep Motors saw 810 units sold, and TI Clean Mobility achieved sales of 391 units during this timeframe.
Tamil Nadu has set its sights on becoming the world’s EV capital, leveraging its existing auto manufacturing ecosystem. The state has rolled out an EV policy and identified five cities—Chennai, Coimbatore, Tiruchirappalli, Madurai, and Salem—to be developed as EV hubs.
The availability of a skilled workforce, a robust supply chain network, and a vibrant auto and auto-component manufacturing ecosystem are propelling the growth of the EV sector in Tamil Nadu.
The EV policy is designed to accelerate the development of an ecosystem for battery-operated vehicles, including the manufacturing of components like cell technologies, batteries, and charging infrastructure.