Bajaj Auto Announces New Electric Vehicle Manufacturing Unit Off Pune

Updated On: 30 December 2021 Yatharth Chauhan

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Bajaj Auto Announces New Electric Vehicle Manufacturing Unit Off Pune

Bajaj Auto Has Earmarked INR 300 Crore to establish infrastructure to produce 500,000 EVs annually. First vehicle from new facility to roll out by June 2022

Bajaj Auto Limited has announced an investment of Rs 300 Crore to establish a brand-new production unit at Akurdi, near Pune, for the manufacturing of EVs. The upcoming unit will have an annual production capacity of 500,000 units. It's noteworthy here that Akurdi also provided the production site of the original Chetak scooter.

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Speaking about the new unit, Mr Rajiv Bajaj  Managing Director, Bajaj Auto Ltd. said, In 2001 Bajaj 2.0 took off on the roaring Pulsar, in 2021 Bajaj 3.0 arrives on the charming Chetak. Going forward, for the Bajaj portfolio, except for implementing one state-of-the-art ICE platform that is currently under development, all our R&D drive train resources are now laser focused on creating EV solutions for the future. This alignment reflects our belief that light Electric Vehicles for sustainable urban mobility is an idea whose time may finally have come. Thus, this investment at Akurdi completes the virtuous cycle of hi-tech R&D competencies, high-efficiency engineering capabilities, world class supply chain synergies, and global distribution network which should leapfrog us into a market leading position in EVs in India and overseas.

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The new production plant will be equipped with new-age robotic and automated manufacturing systems for all processes from logistics and material handling to fabrication, painting, assembly and quality check. All these systems have been installed keeping in mind the need for a flexible product mix along with the importance of best worker ergonomics and maximum process efficiency. The new production plant will be spread across more than half a million sq. feet and will employ around 800 personnel. The investments made by Bajaj Auto will be supplemented by a number of vendors, who will invest a further Rs 250 Crore. The first electric vehicle from this new production facility is likely to roll out by June 2022.

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The upcoming EV production facility in Akurdi will be established in close proximity to Bajaj Auto's R&D centre for efficient collaboration. It should transform Bajaj Autos Akurdi facility into a hub for design, development and manufacturing of a complete range of Electric Vehicles.

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