Mahin­dra Elec­tric opens new fa­cil­ity in Ben­galuru, launches Treo three­wheel­ers

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Mahin­dra Elec­tric Mo­bil­ity Ltd, part of the Mahin­dra Group, has ded­i­cated to the coun­try its first Elec­tric Tech­nol­ogy Man­u­fac­tur­ing Hub in Ben­galuru. This new hub is based on Mahin­dra’s Fu­ture of Mo­bil­ity vi­sion of pro­duc­ing clean, con­nected and con­ve­nient ve­hi­cles.

The new fa­cil­ity, set up with an in­vest­ment of Rs 100 crore, is ex­pected to rev­o­lu­tionise the way elec­tric ve­hi­cle tech­nol­ogy would be used in In­dia. Branded un­der the um­brella of +ME tech­nolo­gies, the fa­cil­ity will man­u­fac­ture bat­tery packs, power elec­tron­ics and mo­tor assem­bly which are in­te­gral part of an elec­tric power train. The plant uses global stan­dards of man­u­fac­tur­ing pro­cesses and will in­crease the man­u­fac­tur­ing of Mahin­dra Elec­tric to 25,000 units per an­num. The fa­cil­ity will cre­ate ad­di­tional di­rect em­ploy­ment of around 200 peo­ple and some more through the al­lied ser­vices, in the state of Kar­nataka. The com­pany also rolled out its first lithium ion elec­tric three-wheeler range Treo and Treo Yaari, priced at Rs 1.36 lakh ex-show­room Ben­galuru, in­clud­ing the FAME sub­sidy.

“As the pi­o­neers of elec­tric mo­bil­ity in In­dia, Mahin­dra is poised to be at the fore­front of the elec­tric ve­hi­cle rev­o­lu­tion while spear­head­ing the en­deav­our through its range of clean mo­bil­ity so­lu­tions. This man­u­fac­tur­ing hub is the next step by Mahin­dra in the elec­tric tech­nol­ogy space to in­crease lo­cal value ad­di­tion and bring af­ford­able EV tech­nol­ogy to re­de­fine mo­bil­ity in In­dia. We are proud to launch Treo, the first Li-ion three­wheeler auto devel­oped in In­dia. The gov­ern­ment of Kar­nataka has been very sup­port­ive in this ini­tia­tive with its pro­gres­sive pol­icy frame­work for EVs. It has al­ways sup­ported ac­cel­er­ated adop­tion of EVs in the state,” Dr Pawan Goenka, Man­ag­ing Direc­tor, Mahin­dra and Mahin­dra Ltd and Chair­man, Mahin­dra Elec­tric Mo­bil­ity Ltd, said.

Ac­cord­ing to Ma­hesh Babu, CEO Mahin­dra Elec­tric, “At Mahin­dra Elec­tric, our aim is to bring about a mon­u­men­tal change in the way In­dia moves by en­abling more EV prod­ucts on the road through our +ME tech­nol­ogy so­lu­tions. Re­it­er­at­ing our strong faith in EVs we have now in­vested in tech­nolo­gies that are core to EVs and have set up man­u­fac­tur­ing of bat­tery packs, mo­tors, power elec­tron­ics etc. in our new fa­cil­ity in Ben­galuru. The gov­ern­ment of Kar­nataka has been ex­tremely sup­port­ive of this ini­tia­tive. Driven by the same +ME tech­nol­ogy, we are also proud to roll out the first Treo. Built on In­dia’s first Lithium ion three-wheeler plat­form, we are con­fi­dent that Treo will trans­form the way ur­ban In­dia trav­els.”

The Treo range of elec­tric three­wheel­ers uses Mahin­dra Elec­tric’s home grown pow­er­train and main­te­nance-free Lithium ion bat­tery. The vari­ants in­clude Treo elec­tric auto and Treo Yaari elec­tric rick­shaw, both avail­able in the in­dus­try first hard top weather proof vari­ants. With the use of ex­cep­tional light weight­ing tech­nolo­gies and com­pos­ite body pan­els, the Treo boasts of a cer­ti­fied range of 170 km (eAuto), di­rectly ad­dress­ing range anx­i­ety in the mar­ket. It also of­fers the best in class com­fort for pas­sen­gers with one of the most spa­cious in­te­ri­ors in the seg­ment and for the driver through its clutch-less, noise­less and vi­bra­tion free drive, thereby re­duc­ing the over­all fa­tigue of the jour­ney. The Treo range is built on an in­dige­nously devel­oped com­mon plat­form to serve mar­ket de­mands as they scale up.

Ini­tially, these ve­hi­cles will be avail­able at select deal­er­ships across Ben­galuru and Hy­der­abad and later in other cities in phases.

Ma­hesh Babu, CEO, Mahin­dra Elec­tric and Dr Pawan Goenka, Man­ag­ing Direc­tor, Mahin­dra and Mahin­dra and Chair­man, Mahin­dra Elec­tric Mo­bil­ity Ltd

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