The company choose the UK as the initial debut site due to its substantial EV infrastructure and strong incentives that should boost sales. Tata Motors' commercial vehicles division president, Ravi Pisharody, notes that the company does not intend to launch the EVs in its home market of India due to its lack of a supporting infrastructure, saying:
Though Tata Motors has indicated that battery-powered versions of its Indica and Ace are coming soon, it did not suggest any timeframe for the possible launch of the electric Nano, a vehicle which could be U.S. bound at some point.The network of charging stations is practically absent in India. We cannot have electric vehicles without Government support, especially for setting up stations.
[Source: Hindu Business Line via Green Car Advisor]