Kolkata-based totally KSL Cleantech plans to invest around Rs two hundred crores inside the subsequent three years on the development of electric – and three-wheelers and expanding manufacturing capacity besides income and advertising of the goods, in keeping with a pinnacle enterprise authentic.
The enterprise, which has been on the whole into the solar energy area for the ultimate 10 years, is also in talks with worldwide companies for partnering in its electric mobility undertaking in regions together with product improvement and supply of additives such as lithium-ion batteries.
“We have drawn up a plan for three-12 months horizon. We plan to invest around Rs 200 crore throughout production, product development, advertising, and branding. It may also include the development of important components, which has been now prescribed by way of the government to be indigenized,” KSL Cleantech Ltd Managing Director Dhiraj Bhagchandka advised PTI.
KSL Cleantech has been selling its electric three-wheelers below the Electeca emblem, in the main in the north and relevant India. It has a production capability of round 10,000 gadgets yearly at its assembly unit near Kolkata.
“With the modern-day impetus on electric powered mobility throughout the united states of america by way of the authorities, electric motors show up to be a herbal extension of our commercial enterprise. It is time for us to also get into electric -wheeler area,” he introduced.
Asked with the aid of how an awful lot the enterprise changed into making plans to beautify its production ability, he stated, “We will scale up in line with the enterprise boom. We are hoping to multiply it two to a few instances (of the modern-day ability)”.
He said the Indian electric powered – and 3-wheeler sales presently stand at around eight lakh units yearly.
Elaborating at the corporation’s product release plans, Bhagchandka stated, “To begin with, we can actually pass for the scooter category, because that is the more familiar product and has a true call for inside the Indian market today. We may be launching some fashions and try to cater to distinct expenses points and utilities.”
He introduced that with the FAME II scheme in the region, the business enterprise “will really want to take gain of it. We are running with FAME II as one of the elements and we can be launching our fashions as a consequence in the next 12 to 24 months.”
Bhagchandka stated a giant percent of the company’s merchandise can be lithium-ion technology primarily based, thinking about its benefits in addition to the push from the authorities for it.
He, however, stated, “It may be very difficult to mention at this stage if we will be converting the entire fleet (three-wheelers) to lithium ion. We might preserve many of the lead-acid fashions depending on how the marketplace evolves.”
On the partnership, he stated, “We are in advanced tiers with a few global companies to associate with us on this mission.”
Without elaborating further, Bhagchandka stated, “We are in superior talks with international (battery) suppliers and additionally in India lot of businesses are in superior levels of putting in lithium-ion battery devices, we are in talks with them also for delivering alternatives.”