Suzuki Motor said it plans to invest $1.37 billion in its India factory to produce all-electric vehicles and batteries, its India unit.
Maruti Suzuki India, which is majority-owned by the Japanese Suzuki Motor, said it is transitioning one of its factories in the country to produce electric vehicles in a bid to align with the national strategy to reduce oil independence and restrict air pollution in major cities.
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said the country would invest $42 billion in India over the next five years. Kishida met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose Make in India campaign has encouraged companies to favor manufacturing in the country. Modi has placed emphasis on domestic manufacturing, which could help the country return to its prowess as a powerhouse in production.