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Telangana to house the India’s first mobility cluster

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Telanaga will develop “India’s first mobility cluster” called the Telangana Mobility Valley (TMV) in the state to “develop end-to-end ecosystem” for Connected, Autonomous, Shared & Electric(CASE), Mobility. 

The valley, comprising four mega clusters over 3,000 acres in and around Hyderabad, will be developed in partnership with leading global R&D and Manufacturing companies such as Amara Raja, Bosch, Qualcomm, Hyundai-Mobis etc. Speaking at the “e-mobility week” being held in Hyderabad, K T Rama Rao, Minister for IT, Industries, MA & UD, of Telangana state, said his state was emerging “as one of the preferred destinations for New Mobility investments” in the country. His government’s endeavour is to develop the state into an “automotive powerhouse.” The state houses 25 plus fortune 500 companies in Hyderabad city -which is referred to as “the Technology capital of India.”

The Telangana Mobility valley (TMV) will comprise an EV manufacturing Cluster, one each in Zaheerabad & Seetharampur districts, an engineering & innovation cluster in the Yenkathala district and an ESS Cluster in the Divitipally district. This grouping spread over 3000 plus acres will generate over 5000 jobs with an investment of over 3000 crores. 

A newly formed state in India, has “emerged as the preferred destination of investors in various sectors including IT, Automotive, Electronics, Food Processing, Life Sciences, Aerospace and Logistics.” According to the Minister, TMV will “further cement the state’s position as a pioneer in new mobility 

According to TMV documents, the four Electric vehicles (EV) & ESS clusters will establish Hyderabad as “India’s auto ER&D and new mobility manufacturing hub.” The mobility valley was “curated with key enablers and differentiators identified in consultation with OEMs. suppliers, technology players and academia to design the valley at par with leading global clusters.”

The mobility valley will house a first-of-its-kind CAV Proving ground that will house city simulation, ADAS Tracks, Pre-certification & Testing labs, facilities for testing purposes, Testing labs, Centers of excellence (CoEs) etc.  

Hyderabad is home to the world’s largest incubator- T-Hub, and India’s largest prototyping centre -T-works; these will foster startups working in the mobility segment. The valley will attract over 50,000 crores in investment and generate over 4 lakh jobs by 2030. 

Telangana has been at the “forefront of EV adoption in India”, and it is the “first state to launch the EV & ESS policy in 2020.” 

According to Satish Sharma, President, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa (APMEA), Apollo Tyres, “Electric Vehicles are the future of mobility and Telangana is showing us the way to a smarter tomorrow.” Apollo Tyres are the principal sponsor of the e-mobility week,  

The e-mobility week started on 05 Feb 2023, with a rally by over 1000 EV owners from people’s plaza, followed by a musical night. In addition, a series of conferences and pitching sessions by startups developing mobility products have been planned as part of the week-long event. Finally, the event will end with the Formula-E race that will be held on 10 & 11 Feb on the city’s necklace road.

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