Greaves Cot­ton part­ners with Alti­green to pro­duce clean en­ergy pow­er­trains

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Greaves Cot­ton has en­tered into a strate­gic part­ner­ship with the Ben­galuru-based start-up, Alti­green Propul­sion Labs, to pro­vide a range of clean en­ergy pow­er­train so­lu­tions for the three-wheeler and mi­cro four­wheeler com­mer­cial ve­hi­cles.

This al­liance will be kick-started with the launch of a unique of­fer­ing of Alti­green’s HyPixi, a low cost par­tial elec­tri­fi­ca­tion so­lu­tion, for retro-fit­ment on cur­rent fos­sil fuel-based ve­hi­cles. The so­lu­tion will help de­liver sig­nif­i­cantly im­proved fuel ef­fi­ciency and re­duced emis­sions, hence pro­vid­ing un­matched to­tal cost of ownership to the last mile trans­porta­tion seg­ment.

Greaves Cot­ton’s Au­to­mo­tive En­gines Di­vi­sion has been pro­vid­ing pow­er­train so­lu­tions to cus­tomers in the last mile trans­porta­tion seg­ment in In­dia. They have built strong cred­i­bil­ity in this seg­ment with their fuel-ef­fi­cient en­gines and class lead­ing cost of ownership. These re­li­able en­gines have been sold through a strong base of 35+ OEM cus­tomers across In­dia in the three-wheeler and mi­cro four-wheeler space. This huge parc of pas­sen­ger and cargo ve­hi­cles can be of­fered this par­tial elec­tri­fi­ca­tion so­lu­tion through Greaves’ vast af­ter­mar­ket net­work in In­dia. Nagesh Basa­van­halli, MD and CEO, Greaves Cot­ton Lim­ited, said, “We are ex­cited to sign this strate­gic part­ner­ship with Alti­green Propul­sion Labs. This part­ner­ship al­lows us to ad­dress the core is­sue of re­duc­tion in car­bon load in the at­mos­phere, along with pro­vid­ing a cost- ef­fec­tive greener so­lu­tion to our cus­tomers. Greaves is com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing fuel-ag­nos­tic so­lu­tions and this strate­gic part­ner­ship is a man­i­fes­ta­tion in the same di­rec­tion.”

Amitabh Saran, CEO, Alti­green Propul­sion Labs said, “Alti­green is proud to part­ner with Greaves Cot­ton, a com­pany with a long track record of pro­vid­ing re­li­able pow­er­trains for small ve­hi­cles. Our ad­vanced 48volt elec­tric-as­sist tech­nol­ogy gen­er­ates a pos­i­tive triple bot­tom-line im­pact on peo­ple, planet and prof­its through­out the value chain. This part­ner­ship lever­ages Greaves’ un­matched af­ter­mar­ket net­work en­abling more peo­ple to ben­e­fit sooner from the use of Alti­green’s so­lu­tion.”

The retro fit­ment so­lu­tion gives up to 25% im­prove­ment in mileage, dra­matic re­duc­tion in harm­ful tailpipe emis­sions,

es­pe­cially in densely pop­u­lated cities, and re­duces wear-and-tear lead­ing to less engine main­te­nance. The elec­tric-as­sist sys­tem meets gov­ern­ment-no­ti­fied stan­dards and has been thor­oughly tested and cer­ti­fied un­der Cen­tral Mo­tor Ve­hi­cle Rules (CMVR) and is ready for fit­ment in In­dia. The ARAI-ap­proved elec­tric-as­sist HyPixi sys­tem, which is pro­tected by US and global patents, gives Greaves an op­por­tu­nity to ex­pand the use of elec­tric propul­sion tech­nol­ogy on ex­ist­ing and fu­ture ve­hi­cle pop­u­la­tion.

Greaves Cot­ton, a Rs 1800 crore, multi-prod­uct, multi-lo­ca­tional com­pany has core com­pe­ten­cies in diesel/ petrol en­gines, farm equip­ment and gensets. The com­pany sus­tains its lead­er­ship through 6 man­u­fac­tur­ing units which pro­duce world-class prod­ucts backed by com­pre­hen­sive spares and ser­vice through its over 3500 re­tail out­lets across

In­dia. It also man­u­fac­tures ap­prox­i­mately 400,000 en­gines an­nu­ally at its plants in Pune, Au­rangabad and Ra­nipet.

Alti­green Propul­sion Labs, with its vi­sion of car­bon-free trans­porta­tion, de­vel­ops pro­pri­etary elec­tric ve­hi­cle pow­er­trains es­pe­cially fo­cused on emerg­ing mar­kets. The com­pany has lead­ing edge ex­per­tise in the de­sign and man­u­fac­tur­ing of a range of high re­li­a­bil­ity mo­tors, gen­er­a­tors and their drive sys­tems, both hard­ware and soft­ware, for the elec­tri­fi­ca­tion of road trans­port. Alti­green’s in­te­grated de­vel­op­ment of the en­tire elec­tric stack, in­clud­ing bat­tery man­age­ment, de­liv­ers out­stand­ing per­for­mance tuned to the needs of end-cus­tomers and ve­hi­cle man­u­fac­tur­ers.

The award-win­ning elec­tri­c­as­sist retro­fit sys­tem is only one of its kind in the world that con­verts in-use fos­sil-fuel ve­hi­cles into par­tial elec­tric with 25% im­prove­ment in ef­fi­ciency and cor­re­spond­ing re­duc­tion in emis­sions. De­signed, de­vel­oped and made in In­dia, the sys­tem has 90% do­mes­tic con­tent. Based in Ban­ga­lore, Alti­green’s patent port­fo­lio spans over 60 coun­tries.

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