Powertrain Limited (KPTL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Bharat Forge Ltd. and a leading global supplier of critical
chassis and powertrain components, has joined hands with Harbinger Motors Inc.
(Harbinger), a company revolutionising the medium-duty commercial electric
vehicle industry, to form a joint venture focused on developing electric
drivetrain solutions for the commercial vehicle market.
new JV, named ElectroForge, will leverage the strengths of both the partners to
offer best-in-class drivetrains developed for the Class 3 through 8 markets,
delivering superior efficiency and cost competency. The partnership will
perfectly balance the forward-thinking innovation of Harbinger’s experienced EV
team and the vast manufacturing knowledge and scalability of Bharat Forge.
collaboration marks the beginning of a new chapter for commercial electric
powertrains,” said John Harris, CEO of Harbinger, adding that, “Both companies
bring class-leading manufacturing and intellectual capital that enables us to
scale an industry solution that will blend efficiency with unmatched value.”
with operations at KPTL’s Pune, India facility, ElectroForge will leverage
cutting edge technology to deliver high-power, low-mass drivetrains with a
revolutionary new architecture tailored specifically for the durability and
performance requirements of commercial vehicles. The joint venture will serve
as the volume manufacturer of electric powertrains for Harbinger, leveraging
KPTL’s global manufacturing experience in India, Europe, and North America.
over 20 years, Bharat Forge has been one of the leading suppliers of safety
critical components for chassis and engines to the global commercial vehicle
markets. As this sector is electrified, we have joined hands with Harbinger in
bringing world-class products to support customers globally in their
electrification journey. The JV accelerates our efforts and adds to the existing
product portfolio in Power Electronics & light weighting solutions for the
EV space. This JV fully aligns with our organizational vision of being planet-positive
and reducing our enterprise carbon footprint,” said Amit Kalyani, Deputy
Managing Director, Bharat Forge.
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