HYDERABAD: The state is an up and emerging destination for electric vehicles (EVs) and the automotive industry, and will welcome the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) to set up its regional centre here, according to director, electric vehicles and energy storage systems (EV & ESS) Srujai Karampuri.
Speaking to a team from ARAI, he said, “The launch of EV and ESS policy last year has increased the interest among manufacturers to explore Telangana as a manufacturing destination. The ARAI setting up a precertification lab in Telangana would certainly give the much-needed boost to the existing ecosystem. With two new EV and ESS parks, prototyping labs like T-works, start-up incubators like T-hub and TSIIC, Telangana is geared up to launch the EV industry in a big way.”
An ARAI team headed by its director Dr Reji Mathai visited the city on a two-day trip. The team was received by Karampuri and other officials from the department of ITE and C. The electronics team showcased the incubation centre and built-up space developed by TSIIC in E-city at Raviryal for the ARAI to set their precertification and training lab.
The director of ARAI said, “We are keenly observing the emerging EV and ESS markets and would be extending our best support to organisations. Telangana is an emerging destination for EV and automotive industry. We would be looking forward to starting the ARAI regional centre in Telangana and feel that it will certainly add a lot of value to the existing industry and also make a good value proposition for companies to explore Telangana for setting up new units. The support extended by the government of Telangana is very thoughtful and we would continue our engagement to discuss further modalities with the government of Telangana and TSIIC.”