Omega Seiki Mobility (OSM), part of Anglian Omega Group of companies and the Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FITT), Delhi – an industry interface organisation established by the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-Delhi) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for jointly working on electric vehicle technologies and advanced research.
The collaboration primarily aimed is at innovating alternate energy-powered vehicles and other emerging technologies in the EV space, including efficiency and performance improvement of Omega Seiki Mobility’s existing vehicles.
OSM is a manufacturer of cold-forming parts for the automotive and rail industries in India and abroad and electric vehicle. The company states it has a set up as well for manufacturing high-precision machining powertrain parts using the latest high-value cutting-edge technologies. At present the company has its base in Faridabad and Chennai which cater to the two major hubs for OEM's in India.
Uday Narang, chairman, Anglian Omega Group said “We are excited to collaborate with FITT for exploring the valuable resources in alternative energy powered vehicles and other emerging technologies in the EV industry. Partnering with the best premier technical and research university will not only contribute to India but to the whole world, through excellence in scientific and technical education and research will ultimately serve as a treasured resource for industry and society as a whole.”
Dr Anil Wali, MD, FITT – IIT Delhi said, “E-mobility has arrived in India. This is a milestone occasion as it brings together two parties from different walks of life, who has the potential to work jointly towards this global disruption of electric mobility".
The strategic collaboration between OSM and FITT will leverage Omega Seiki Mobility in terms of design, simulation, product development, prototyping and production of automotive components and full vehicle development of two-, three- and four-wheeler electric vehicles. OSM will be making its vehicles, design and manufacturing facilities and lab available for any prototyping, testing or sample manufacturing as part of this collaboration which will eventually subsidise FITT.
Omega Seiki Mobility launched its Rage and Rage+ electric three-wheelers for the B2B segment at the Auto Expo 2020.The company is also looking to launch electric two-wheelers by Diwali this year and electric pickup trucks within the next three years.