Thailand has been steadily luring automakers with all sorts of economic sweetners
to build plants that make eco-vehicles in the country, and the offers have been working (see links below). Tata
Motors is the latest to sign up for some free money and, according to Reuters
, has submitted an application to build a manufacturing plant in Thailand. The details are being kept confidential, but the Economic Times says that the plant will be used to build a low-cost Tata vehicle, which I suppose will be the $2,500 eco-car
we've been hearing so much about. The plant will expand Tata's production capacity in Thailand; Tata already has a partnership with Thai company Thronburi to assemble pickups and other vehicles in Thailand.