United Arab Emirates-based group META4 has announced investing in smart green mobility initiatives in India by setting up an Electric Vehicle manufacturing plant in Telangana and has already signed an MOU with the Government of Telangana.
The Telangana government will provide 15 acres of subsidized land in the National Investment & Manufacturing Zone at Zaheerabad, Telangana.
META4 has made this investment through Voltly Energy – which provides advanced EV 2-wheeler manufacturing and delivers energy-efficient EV charging solutions for all electrified vehicles.
As part of its sustainable drive, META4 will invest INR 250 crore to set up an electric two-wheeler manufacturing unit in the state of Telangana.
The management team of Volty Energy signed the MoU in the presence of Telangana State’s IT and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao and Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Industries & Commerce I&C and Information Technology – Government of Telangana.
With the support of the Government of Telangana, the company aims to make the plant functional by the end of this fiscal year. Voltly Energy aims to manufacture at least 40,000 units in the first phase of the plant launch, and its capacity will easily be up to 100,000 within the next three years.
Speaking on the announcement, Muzammil Riyaz, Group CEO of META4 said, “With this investment with the Telangana Government, META4 intends to bring quality-driven EVs to the Indian market under the Fame2 approvals set by the Indian regulatory authority, and it will simultaneously enable space towards a strong economic drive in Electric Mobility.”
“The brand actively shares the larger vision of reducing carbon emissions in the country, which goes in sync with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Panchamrit” vision. This collaboration will hopefully pave the way for Voltly Energy to accelerate their vision of the Make in India campaign and establish their identity as a purely Indian entity,” Riyaz said.
To produce cutting-edge products, the new manufacturing plant will have major automation integration, including the latest semi-robotics and cutting-edge manufacturing machinery, the plant will help create nearly 500 direct and 2000 indirect jobs in the state.
During the MoU signing Minister for Municipal Administration & Urban Development, Industries & Commerce, and Information Technology of Telangana, KT Rama Rao said, “Entire nation is working hard towards achieving the e-Mobility mission. Amidst this revolution, we are happy that the state is fast transforming into a favorite destination for the electronic vehicle manufacturing sector.”
“We are glad that Meta4 chose Telangana as their Hub and we believe that with their commitments to smart mobility they will be a big contributor to the EV revolution in the country. We are committed to providing all support to Voltly Energy to acquire the necessary approvals for setting up their facility and assured the firm of providing several incentives applicable for a megaproject under the TSIIC guidelines,” he added.
Talking about the development, Aditya Reddy, Director of Voltly Energy said, “To cater to the growing EV market in India, we are happy to choose Hyderabad as our manufacturing location as being a Tech city this always brings new technology and innovation to the Indian consumer.”
“To cater to the growing EV market in India, we not only aim to serve our customers in India but also export vehicles to other global markets. We also intend to collaborate with the state to establish skill development programs, as EV after-sales service requires a specialized skill set,” Reddy further added.
Voltly Energy further aims to expand the array of Make-in-India products to be manufactured. Manufacturing will also include batteries and charging stations, resulting in a total ecosystem geared toward sustainability.