Kalyani Powertrain Limited (KPTL), a wholly
owned subsidiary of Bharat Forge Ltd., is all set to drive the company’s vision
for sustainable development, by investing in cutting-edge technologies. KPTL
was founded in April 2021, imbibing Bharat Forge’s DNA of research and
product portfolio offered by KPTL includes a whole array of EV solutions for
two-wheelers, three-wheelers, passenger cars, buses and trucks, ranging from
providing selected sub-systems to complete electric powertrain solutions.
Forge integrated all e-mobility-related operations under Kalyani Powertrain
Limited (KPTL), to develop greater synergy, with a cohesive strategy to offer
industry-leading products and technologies that are cost competitive with a
focus on net-zero emission transport solutions worldwide.
KPTL has formalised its e-mobility strategy, keeping in mind the needs of both
domestic and international markets and customers. KPTL has achieved great
strides in product development across a variety of Power and Control Electronic
systems in the EV space. To assure sustained growth with a long-term view,
investments have been made in advanced e-Mobility technologies. BFL together
with its subsidiary KPTL, has qualified for the Advanced Automotive Technology
(AAT) product range under the Government of India's PLI initiative earlier this
is working on three different business verticals including the Re-Powering of
Commercial Vehicles, especially goods carriers. There is a large scope to
offset fossil fuel emissions and reduce costs for the middle mile transport
vehicles, by repowering them with Electrified Powertrain. KPTL’s purpose built Electric Powertrain
solutions address such demand very efficiently and smartly. This will be
followed by the manufacturing of various components and sub-systems such as
DC/DC converters, EV transmissions and e-Axles, Traction Motors and
Controllers, On-Board Chargers, Vehicle Control Units, to name a few.
the prevailing challenges in the EV Start-up ecosystem in India, KPTL also
offers White label manufacturing services for 2-Wheeler and 3-Wheeler start-ups
which will enable them to smoothly ramp-up, to meet the demands of market
volumes. Such services are already being offered to the 2-Wheeler start-up
company, Tork Motors for its two-wheeler motorbikes.
Today, KPTL’s dedicated R&D and technology
teams have developed expertise in relevant hardware, software, and integration
for electric 2/3 Wheelers, Commercial Vehicles for goods and passenger transport,
Passenger cars, and off-road equipment. Bharat Forge’s strategic investments in
Tevva Motors, UK; Tork Motors, India; and REFU Drive GmbH, Germany have worked
as a catalyst to drive innovation and superior results for KPTL.
Amit Kalyani, Deputy Managing Director, Bharat
Forge Ltd. said, “We have a three-pronged play in the e-mobility space. First
is the India play – Low voltage 2W-3W supply chain. The second is the global
light-weighting opportunity where we have made large investments. We expect to
see large growth, which will start ramping up from 2023-24 and continue till
2030 and beyond. The third is the power and control electronic products, that
are being developed between India, Germany and the US which will grow our
business exponentially. A complete suite
of products will be offered with components, systems, and subsystems for CVs
with GVW range between 3 to 14 Metric Tonnes.”
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