Israeli startup EVR Motors has partnered with India’s EKA Mobility, an electric vehicles and technology company, a subsidiary of Pinnacle Industries Limited, to design small, lightweight electric motors for their e-buses and Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs) in India.
According to the new commercial agreement, EVR will design and develop electric motors for EKA, based on EVR’s breakthrough proprietary Trapezoidal Stator – RFPM topology, and EKA will manufacture these e-motors and integrate them in the vehicles it provides to the Indian market. EVR will support the setup of EKA’s assembly line.
Speaking on the collaboration, Dr. Sudhir Mehta, Chairman, EKA & Pinnacle Industries Limited, highlighted: “At EKA, we are reinventing the design philosophy and manufacturing of electric vehicles. We are also developing sharable technologies to democratize EVs with best-in-class TCO (total cost of ownership) solutions, and sustainable ecosystems. Our partnership with EVR Motors solidifies our commitment to creating a new community in global Commercial Vehicle electric mobility equipped with powerful technology for mass adoption. We are confident that EVR’s breakthrough technology will push us further to achieve our vision to make EVs more viable, efficient, and reliable.”
“The new commercial agreement with EKA Mobility in India is a result of EVR’s growing offering of electric motors from two and three wheelers, through hybrid motors to commercial and passenger vehicles,” said Opher Doron, CEO of EVR Motors. We are proud that EKA Mobility, a fast paced, innovative vehicle manufacturer, has chosen our advanced, lightweight motors to power their vehicles.”
EVR motors has developed a unique, patented motor topology: The Trapezoidal Stator Radial Flux Permanent Magnet (TS-RFPM) Motor. Compared to standard motors, EVR’s electric motors are 30%-50% lighter and smaller, cost significantly cost less, and can be tailored to user requirements. EVR’s first motors were designed for 2-wheelers and 3-wheelers and are suited for a wide range of additional applications. EVR is now developing a variety of motors for multiple mobility applications. These include Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicles (MHEVs), hybrid vehicles (HEVs), and full Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs).
EKA Mobility has recently launched its 9-meter electric bus, which provides a solid platform for sustainable and efficient public transport in cities around the world, along with reliable and profitable operations for customers. The product, completely designed and manufactured in India, received the Central Motor Vehicle Rules (CMVR) certification from
The Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), and the first batch will be soon deployed on roads. The company also plans to launch a range of light commercial vehicles that will offer a 50% reduction in the total cost of ownership, a move which is expected to be a game-changer in the last-mile delivery vehicle segment.
The partnership with EKA is EVR’s third collaboration agreement in India. Earlier this year, EVR announced commercial agreements with two prominent Indian Tier-1 suppliers – Napino Auto & Electronics and with Badve Engineering. Additionally, EVR has announced its entrance into the Japanese market, following a distribution agreement with Tsukasa Electric.