Automotive, Electric Vehicle & Smart Mobility

Advantage Tamil Nadu

  • Tamil Nadu is the EV capital of India and the number one exporter of electronic goods. Its export of electronics goods touched $5.37 billion in 2022-23, accounting for a 23 per cent share in the electronics market.
  • Tamil Nadu will achieve its target of becoming a $1-trillion economy by 2030-31 by stepping up focus on the electric vehicle sector.
  • Of all the EV two-wheelers sold in India, 68 per cent are manufactured in Tamil Nadu.
  • Tamil Nadu has an amplifying EV ecosystem with the presence of several R&D centres, industrial hubs and a skilled workforce.
  • The goal is to position the State as a global leader in EV manufacturing, which includes a focus on supply chain, infrastructure, skill development, ecosystem, circularity, subsidies and incentives.

Sector Incharge

Vibith S



The electric vehicle is a revolution in the automotive field. It is not just a wave of the future but an environmental saviour. Electric vehicles (EVs) use a promising technology for achieving a sustainable transport sector in the future, due to their very low to zero carbon emissions, low noise, high efficiency and flexibility in grid operation and integration. In this emerging sector, Tamil Nadu aspires to become one of the largest global bases for electric vehicles & smart mobility.

Tamil Nadu Government’s Electric Vehicle Policy 2023 is a remarkable step towards emboldening the adoption of EVs in the State. The progress of the EV sector has been propelled by policy measures and regulatory interventions.

The availability of charging stations is a pivotal component for EV adoption and as per Fame II (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles in India) a total of 281 charging stations have been sanctioned for Tamil Nadu, which will serve as an important improvement for charging infrastructure development.

To escalate the burgeoning EV ecosystem, the Government of Tamil Nadu has a vision of attracting Rs. 50,000 crore worth of investment in EV manufacturing, creation of 1.5 lakh new jobs and providing the necessary help in furthering Tamil Nadu’s position as a leading EV hub.


State Government

  • Tamil Nadu Government’s new Electric Vehicle Policy 2023 spells out that
    • The government will promote Chennai, Coimbatore, Tiruchi, Madurai, Salem and Tirunelveli as pilot cities for implementing e-mobility solutions.
    • EV projects will be provided 100% exemption from electricity tax for a period of five years on the power purchased from TANGEDCO or generated and consumed from captive sources.
  • Tamil Nadu plans to electrify part of its public transport fleet, including taxis and buses, by nurturing local players. It plans to go beyond incentives and create demand by raising awareness and improving charging infrastructure while including EVs in the list of priority-sector lending.
  • StartupTN offers a special package of assistance to GreenTech Startups, especially those involved in the EV sector.The package includes an enhanced assistance of Rs 15 lakh under TANSEED.

Union Government

  • The Union Government is implementing cheaper road fees, scrapping and refit incentives to help meet its aim of 30% EVs by 2030.
  • It is promoting the installation of EV charging stations by providing capital subsidies through the FAME India Programme Phase II.
  • PLIs are financial initiatives for electric vehicles to enhance productivity to make it easy to sell EVs at a lesser price.


Infrastructural Testing Facilities & Knowledge Centres


  • International Centre For Automotive Technology (iCAT) at Manesar (Haryana).
  • National Automotive Test Tracks (NATRAX) at Pithampur near Indore (Madhya Pradesh).
  • Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI).

Tamil Nadu

  • Global Automotive Research Centre (GARC) at Oragadam near Chennai (Tamil Nadu).
  • Centre for Battery Engineering & Electric Vehicles, IITM.
  • Electrical Mobility Research Laboratory (EMRL), SRM Institute of Science & Technology, Chennai.