Hinduja Group flagship Ashok Leyland Friday inaugurated a new electric vehicle facility at its Ennore plant near here to commemorate the company’s 70th anniversary.
In a statement issued here the company said it is India's first integrated facility for design, prototyping, testing, process prototyping and solutions design.
"The in-house facilities include engineering, prototyping and testing for motors, battery modules and packs and a power electronics lab. Keeping in mind the rapidly evolving and changing market and technology, it has been conceived as an in-house start-up facility in order to stay flexible and fast," the statement said.
Ashok Leyland has a capacity to manufacture about 5,000-10,000 vehicles per annum, with different battery and charging options. The company is actively engaging with Indian as well as global start-ups to device innovative solution to cater the EV market when volumes see an uptick.
The company is also starting new product platforms in the EV sector such as eLCV, Low Floor City Buses, and also Last Mile Connectivity and Power Solutions products. It is also exploring Business Models including eMobility as a Service (eMaaS) and eMobility as a Solution (eMSol) in line with the government's eMobility vision.