Pune, Leading News Service: Pune, which is known as a top city in the field of information and technology (IT hub), is now going to be known as ‘EV hub’. Electric vehicles will be produced on a large scale in the city and district in the future. At the same time, spare parts for these vehicles, including batteries, and battery swapping stations are going to be started with an investment of Rs. Due to these projects, along with the production of ‘electric vehicle’, a ‘battery swapping station’ will also be constructed in Pune.
The meeting of the State Council of Ministers was held on Wednesday in the presence of Chief Minister Eknath Shinde. Various projects have been approved by the state government. Most of the projects will come up in Pune city and district. The EV projects will be located at Pune and Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar. It has been explained by the Industries Department that three companies namely Gogora India, Aether Energy and Pinnacle Mobility Solutions will invest more than Rs 13,500 crore in the first phase, thereby creating thousands of jobs. The company Gogora India is going to have projects in two cities namely Pune and Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar. So far the biggest project in the country is going to be in Pune. Through this project, 12 thousand ‘battery swapping stations’ will be created in the future and a network of ‘battery swapping’ will be created in Maharashtra.
‘Gogora’ will also manufacture EVs and batteries. Like Gogora, the project set up by Pinnacle Mobility will focus on the production of commercial electric vehicles. In this project, up-to-date electric vehicle manufacturing facilities will be made available through this project along with the production of vehicles like electric buses, trucks, containers. A hydrogen vehicle manufacturing facility will also be developed in this project. Along with ‘Mahindra & Mahindra’s’ Rs 10,000 crore investment in the EV sector, Tata Group’s ‘EV’ manufacturing project has already been approved.
Since there will be an electronic park in Pune, the necessary electronic production for ‘EV’ will also be done. A network of battery swapping stations will increase the use of ‘EV’ in Pune area. Along with this, Bajaj Company is going to set up a data project by investing Rs.5000 crores in Mundhya.
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