META4 enters India with Voltly Energy with 250 Cr Investment for EV Plant
UAE-based META4 Group commits 250 Crore Investment including a 2-Wheeler Manufacturing Plant spread across 15 Acres in Zaheerabad, Telangana to be ready by the end of 2022-23
Hyderabad: United Arab Emirates-based group META4 has announced investing in smart green mobility initiatives in India by setting up an Electric Vehicles manufacturing plant in Telangana. It has already signed an MOU with the Government of Telangana. The Telangana government will provide 15 acres of subsidised land in the National Investment & Manufacturing Zone at Zaheerabad, Telangana.
META4 has made this investment through Voltly Energy – which provides advanced EV 2-wheeler manufacturing and delivers energy-efficient EV charging solutions for all electrified vehicles. As part of its sustainable drive, META4 will invest INR 250 crore in setting up an electric two-wheeler manufacturing unit in Telangana.
The management team of Volty Energy signed the MoU in the presence of Telangana State’s IT and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao and Mr. Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Industries & Commerce I&C and Information Technology – Government of Telangana. With the support of the Telangana Government, Volty aims to make the plant functional by this fiscal year’s end. Voltly Energy aims to manufacture at least 40,000 units in the first phase of the plant launch, and capacity will quickly be up to 100,000 within the next three years.
“With this investment with the Telangana Government, META4 intends to bring quality-driven EVs to the Indian market in accordance with the Fame2 approvals set by the Indian regulatory authority, and it will simultaneously enable space towards a strong economic drive in Electric Mobility. The brand actively shares the larger vision of reducing carbon emissions in the country, which goes in sync with the Honb. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Panchamrit” vision. This collaboration will hopefully pave the way for Voltly Energy to accelerate their vision of the Make in India campaign and establish their identity as a purely Indian entity,” said Muzammil Riyaz, Group CEO, META4.
The new manufacturing plant will have major automation integration to produce cutting-edge products, including the latest semi-robotics and advanced manufacturing machinery. It will help create nearly 500 direct and 2000 indirect jobs in the state.
During the MoU signing, Minister for Municipal Administration & Urban Development, Industries & Commerce, and Information Technology of Telangana, Mr. KT Rama Rao, affirmed, “Entire nation is working hard towards achieving the e-Mobility mission. Amidst this revolution, we are happy that the state is fast transforming into a favourite destination for the electronic vehicle manufacturing sector. We are glad that Meta4 chose Telangana as their Hub. We believe that with their commitments to smart mobility, they will be a significant contributor to the EV revolution in the country. We are committed to providing all support to Voltly Energy to acquire the necessary approvals for setting up their facility and assured the firm of providing several incentives applicable for a megaproject under the TSIIC guidelines.
“To cater to the growing EV market in India, we are happy to choose Hyderabad as our manufacturing location as being a Tech city it always brings new technology and innovation to the Indian consumer. To cater to the growing EV market in India, we not only aim to serve our customers in India but also export vehicles to other global markets. We also intend to collaborate with the state to establish skill development programs, as EV after-sales service requires a specialised skill set.” said Mr. Aditya Reddy, Director, Voltly Energy Pvt. Ltd.
Voltly Energy further aims to expand the array of Make in India products to be manufactured. Manufacturing will also include batteries and charging stations, resulting in a total 360° ecosystem geared toward sustainability.