Ashok Leyland opens integrated electric vehicle unit in Chennai plant

Ashok Leyland has launched an integrated electric vehicle unit at its Ennore plant on the outskirts of Chennai.

The commercial vehicle major has claimed this as India’s first such facility. The unit is equipped to design, prototype, test, process prototyping and design solutions for electric vehicles, the company said.

“Considering the rapidly evolving and changing market and technology, the unit has been conceived as an in-house start-up facility in order to stay flexible and fast,” Ashok Leyland said.

The company, which made the announcement as part of its 70th anniversary celebrations, added: “The in-house facilities include engineering, prototyping and testing for motors, battery modules and packs, and a power electronics lab.”

Vinod Dasari, managing director, Ashok Leyland, said that the EV centre in Ennore will give it an edge throughout the evolution of e-mobility.

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