Kalyani Powertrain to accelerate sustainable development at Bharat Forge
Bharat Forge’s EV and lightweighting arm has a suite of EV solutions for vehicles across segments including sub-systems through to complete electric powertrain solutions.
Kalyani Powertrain Ltd (KPTL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Bharat Forge, is to drive the company’s vision for sustainable development by investing in cutting-edge technologies.
KPTL’s product portfolio includes an array of EV solutions for two-wheelers, three-wheelers, passenger cars, buses and trucks, ranging from providing selected sub-systems to complete electric powertrain solutions.
Bharat Forge has integrated all e-mobility-related operations under KPTL to develop greater synergy and a strategic goal to offer industry-leading products and technologies that are cost competitive with a focus on net-zero emission transport solutions.
Bharat Forge and KPTL have qualified for the Advanced Automotive Technology (AAT) product range under the government of India's PLI initiative earlier this year.
KPTL is working on three different business verticals including the re-powering of commercial vehicles, especially goods carriers, with electrified powertrain. This is to be followed by the manufacturing of components and sub-systems such as DC/DC converters, EV transmissions and e-Axles, Traction Motors and Controllers, On-Board Chargers, and Vehicle Control Units, to name a few.
Considering the prevailing challenges in the EV start-up ecosystem in India, KPTL also offers white label manufacturing services for two- and three-wheeler start-ups which will enable them to smoothly ramp up to meet the demands of market volumes. Such services are already being offered Tork Motors for its electric motorcycles.
KPTL’s dedicated R&D and technology teams have developed expertise in relevant hardware, software, and integration for electric two- and three-wheelers, CVs for goods and passenger transport, passenger cars, and off-road equipment. Bharat Forge’s strategic investments in Tevva Motors, UK; Tork Motors, India; and REFU Drive GmbH, Germany are helping catalyse innovation and superior results for KPTL.
Speaking about Kalyani Powertrain, Amit Kalyani, deputy managing director, Bharat Forge said, “We have a three-pronged play in the e-mobility space. First is the India play – low-voltage two- and three-wheeler supply chain. The second is the global lightweighting opportunity where we have made large investments. We expect to see large growth, which will start ramping up from 2023-24 and continue till 2030 and beyond. The third is the power and control electronic products, that are being developed between India, Germany and the US which will grow our business exponentially. A complete suite of products will be offered with components, systems, and subsystems for CVs with GVW range between 3 to 14 metric tonnes.”
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