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.
- Tata's $2,500, 59-mpg offering described as "eco-car," on display in January
- Mitsubishi joins Thailand's eco-car project, Toyota submits application
- Suzuki and Nissan benefit from Thailand's low taxes for building cleaner cars
- Suzuki chairman on Tata's 59 mpg, $2,500 car: details, please
- Tata to unveil India's first fuel cell car in 2008