Engineering solutions company Greaves Cotton today announced two new powertrain solutions at the Auto Expo 2018. Both offer class-leading fuel efficiency and reduced emissions, addressing the growing alternate fuel segment and the emerging electric vehicle segment.
Greaves is also showcasing BS VI-ready versions of its diesel and CNG powertrains that it currently supplies to over 30 OEMs in the three-wheeler and micro four-wheeler segments. On display at the Auto Expo 2018 is an all new family of multi-cylinder turbo-charged intercooled engines which are BS VI compliant. Greaves Cotton will also be introducing Greaves Care, India’s largest multi-brand organised service and spares network for three-wheelers and micro four-wheelers.
Speaking on the development, Nagesh Basavanhalli, MD and CEO, Greaves Cotton, said: “At Greaves Cotton, our vision is to reinvent the last mile mobility segment with future-ready solutions and provide consumers with efficient, technologically superior products and services. In pursuit of this endeavor, we continue to invest in new technologies, build capabilities and collaborate with leading players in the segment. Our technology partnerships with Pinnacle Engines and Altigreen Solutions to launch new powertrain solutions for the Indian market, the launch of Greaves Autocare and our upgraded range of diesel and CNG engines meeting BS VI norms are initiatives that bring us closer to our vision.
Breakthrough linear twin-piston technology,
Greaves Cotton says it has reimagined the CNG/petrol-fueled three-wheeler segment by offering revolutionary linear twin-piston technology – claimed to be the first of its kind in India – in partnership with Pinnacle Engines, USA. Powered by this breakthrough technology, the engines deliver remarkable improvement in fuel efficiency and performance with significantly lower emissions. With up to 30 percent higher fuel efficiency in petrol and CNG-fueled vehicles compared to conventional engines in this space available today, these engines ensure very low tailpipe emissions, thereby meeting BS VI norms. This technologically advanced engine will help Greaves foray in the CNG/petrol space with strong value proposition of low total cost of ownership, leading to high daily savings to the end user.
Additionally, Greaves Cotton is showcasing for the first time in India high performance electric powertrains that are completely ‘Made in India’. At the heart of this power train is an ultra-light compact high output induction motor, developed by Altigreen Propulsion Labs. This motor is controlled by a compact high performance custom designed motor controller working with lithium ion batteries. The EV powertrain is being showcased as a proof of concept on existing 3W Auto on the Auto Expo Ferry vehicle, to demonstrate market ready technology.
Also on display at the expo is a futuristic three-wheeler EV concept which combines a well-styled, lightweight body with advantages of the Greaves Altigreen drivetrain technology. The lightweight body is made of advanced composite in collaboration with the MG Group, which complements the unique Greaves Cotton EV powertrain that is made up of ultra-light battery and less moving parts. This combination is designed to deliver high performance with low total cost of ownership, gives longer running distance per charge, thus assisting in achieving enhanced earnings for the driver and ensuring non-stop availability of vehicles for the commuters.