July 18, 2024

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In Tamil Nadu, M&M opens an EV battery testing lab

In Tamil Nadu, M&M opens an EV battery testing lab

210 crores have been invested in the battery test lab by M&M

M&M, a well-known and leading electric vehicle manufacturer, has made significant progress in the development of both electric vehicles and the necessary infrastructure to support them. To further this progress, M&M has invested heavily in the establishment of a state-of-the-art EV battery testing laboratory.

On July 31, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, M K Stalin, joined by Minister of Industries Dr. TRB Rajaa and top M&M executives, including R Velusamy R, President of Automotive Technology & Product Development, and Ms. Abanti Sankaranarayanan, Chief of Group Public Affairs, virtually inaugurated the company’s impressive new EV battery testing facility. Additionally, during the event, the foundation stone was laid for a crash test facility. This will further enhance M&M’s capabilities in the electric vehicle industry.

The Battery Test Lab located in Chengalpattu, belonging to Mahindra Research Valley, is now operational and established with a whopping investment of Rs 210 crore. The lab is expected to create job opportunities for over 1,000 individuals, which is a significant boost to the local economy. The EV Crash Test Laboratory and Battery Prototyping Centre, which is under construction, is another major investment by Mahindra, with a total investment of Rs 290 crore. The facility is located at the Mahindra SUV Proving Track in SIPCOT Cheyyar Industrial Park. Once completed, it will be a crucial component of electric vehicle development and testing in India.

Were you aware that the Mahindra Research Valley (MRV) R&D facility was established in 2012. It is situated across 125 acres in Mahindra World City, Chengalpattu, Tamil Nadu. This facility is one-of-a-kind as it is the only R&D center in the world that undertakes both automobile and tractor product development activities under one roof. Additionally, Mahindra boasts a vast test track at SIPCOT Cheyyar, which spans 454 acres. The track is specifically designed for vehicle testing and validation, ride handling, and other capabilities. Interestingly, in July 2022, M&M signed an MoU with Tamil Nadu. This MoU pledged to invest an additional Rs 500 crore within four years starting in April 2022. This substantial investment is expected to generate employment opportunities for at least 850 individuals.





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