Ford Motors amongst 20 auto companies shortlisted for output-linked incentive scheme


Ford, which had introduced to give up the Indian market final yr, mentioned it was exploring the potential for utilizing one among its crops in India to provide electrical vehicles for exports.

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As many as 20 candidates have been authorised underneath the “champion OEM incentive scheme” of the production-linked incentive scheme for India’s automotive sector. Main four-wheeler producers, resembling Hyundai, Suzuki, Kia, Mahindra, Ford, and Tata Motors, and prime two-wheeler makers Bajaj Auto, Hero MotoCorp, and TVS Motor have been shortlisted.

Current entrants — Hop Electrical Manufacturing and Ola Electrical Applied sciences — have additionally been chosen as new non-automotive traders.

The ministry of heavy industries mentioned the scheme has been an enormous success in view of the overwhelming response and the Rs 45,016 crore value of cumulative proposed funding by authorised candidates.


Arun Goel, secretary on the ministry, mentioned purposes for the part champion incentive scheme to incentivise auto part makers are being processed individually. The federal government has obtained 92 purposes on this regard, he famous.

The PLI scheme for the auto sector proposes monetary incentives of as much as 18 per cent to draw investments within the indigenous provide chain of superior automotive expertise merchandise.

Among the many surprises was the collection of Ford Motors, which had introduced to give up the Indian market final yr. The corporate mentioned that it was exploring the potential for utilizing one among its crops in India to provide electrical vehicles for exports.

When requested if the corporate might think about promoting electrical vehicles in India as properly, a Ford India spokesman mentioned, “There have been no particular discussions on this proper now, however it isn’t out of the realm of future consideration.”

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The PLI scheme for vehicle and auto parts (Rs 25,938 crore) and the PLI for superior chemistry cell (Rs 18,100 crore), together with the FAME scheme (Rs 10,000 crore), are aimed toward enabling India to leapfrog to an environmentally cleaner, sustainable, superior, and extra environment friendly electrical automobile (EV)-based system.

A complete of 115 firms had filed their software underneath the PLI scheme for the auto and auto part trade in India, which was notified on September 23, 2021.

These incentives are relevant underneath the scheme for figuring out gross sales of AAT merchandise (automobiles and parts) manufactured in India from April 1, 2022, onwards for a interval of 5 consecutive years.

The scheme has two parts — champion OEM incentive scheme and part champion incentive scheme.

Tata Motors, which has arrange a separate unit for EVs and has attracted investments from personal fairness large TPG Rise, mentioned the scheme will assist them to lock its journey in the direction of sustainable mobility.

“We’re dedicated to shaping India’s vehicular panorama with good and sustainable mobility options powered by new-age applied sciences… and this chance will assist us drive this with even higher vigour,” it mentioned.

The champion OEM (authentic gear producer) scheme is a ‘gross sales worth linked scheme’, relevant on battery electrical automobiles and hydrogen gas cell automobiles.

Bajaj Auto mentioned that it plans to take a position Rs 1,000 cr underneath the PLI scheme primarily to speed up EV manufacturing.

It will embrace investments in a brand new unit for electrical automobiles. The proposed funding outlay will embrace Rs 300 crore of funding in a brand new unit on the Pune manufacturing unit advanced, which could have half one million manufacturing capability every year for electrical two-wheelers.

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