Tata Motors subsidiary TPEM launches new EV production in Gujarat


In a significant step for India’s automobile sector, Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Ltd. (TPEM), a subsidiary of the renowned Tata Motors, has announced the commencement of passenger vehicle production at its newly established factory in Sanand, Gujarat. This development marks a major milestone for Tata Motors and showcases the company’s commitment to leading the electric vehicle (EV) revolution in India.

TPEM’s New Facility: A Hub for Electric Vehicle Innovation

The new facility in Sanand, acquired from Ford India in January 2023, spans 460 acres and is poised to be Tata Motors’ second plant in Gujarat, dedicated to manufacturing both internal combustion engine (ICE) and EV models. The factory features state-of-the-art technologies across its four main shops – Stamping, Body construction, Paint, and Final assembly, ensuring precision manufacturing at every stage.

Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Commences Operations at State-of-the-Art Gujarat Plant

Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Commences Operations at State-of-the-Art Gujarat Plant. Photo courtesy of Tata Motors Limited.

Advanced Manufacturing Capabilities and Sustainability Efforts

Tata Motors has focused on major retooling and technological upgrades at the Sanand plant, including new dies in the Press shop, additional robots and fixtures in the Weld shop, modified handling systems in the Paint shop, and enhancements in the Assembly shop. This advanced setup positions TPEM as a leader in automotive manufacturing innovation.

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The plant, which currently employs over 1000 staff and technicians, is expected to generate an additional 1000 jobs in the next few months, aligning with Tata Motors’ production ramp-up plans. Investment in workforce upskilling, with opportunities ranging from Diplomas to Master’s Degrees, underscores Tata Motors’ commitment to employee development.

In line with Tata Motors’ dedication to sustainability, the Sanand plant features a 50 KW solar rooftop. The factory is designed to be water neutral, with aspirations to achieve water positivity by December 2024.

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Shailesh Chandra’s Vision for TPEM’s Future

Shailesh Chandra, Managing Director of Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles Limited & Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Limited, expressed pride in the new facility’s launch, stating, “Witnessing the first car roll out of the new TPEM facility in Sanand is a proud moment for us. We have successfully retooled the factory in just 12 months, preparing it for a wide range of existing products and future new models. Our gratitude goes to the Government of Gujarat for its support and our employees for making this achievement possible.”

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Chandra also highlighted the growth of Tata Motors’ Passenger & Electric Vehicles business and the company’s robust pipeline of “New Forever” products, emphasizing the new facility’s role in sustaining this momentum. The Sanand plant, with an initial manufacturing capacity of 300,000 units per annum scalable to 420,000, represents a significant step in TPEM’s journey towards automotive excellence and sustainability.

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