California company plans world’s largest electric three-wheeler factory in India

Biliti Inc is the second after Fisker to announce major electric vehicle plans with a base in the state of Telangana.

By : HT automatic office
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April 19, 2022, 1:46 p.m.

A sketch showing the proposed installation of Biliti in Telangana.

The pace of Indian mobility electrification is driven primarily by the two- and three-wheeler segment and mass-production factories are already operating or thriving. Joining the growing list of electric vehicle manufacturers, California-based Biliti Electric Inc has confirmed plans for a facility in Telangana that could well be the world’s largest for electric three-wheelers.

Biliti is currently in a manufacturing partnership with Hyderabad-based Gayam Motor Works and its Taskman TM competes in the last mile delivery vehicle segment with products in 15 countries including the US, UK United, Japan, Germany, Lebanon, Kenya, among others. It also has assembly plants in the United States, Portugal and Kenya with products that would be used by companies like Amazon, Ikea, Zomato, Flipkart and Grofers.

The decision to have a facility in Telangana is another step in establishing the state as a major hub for electric vehicles. “This is the largest electric vehicle manufacturing investment announced in the state this year, shortly after another California company, Fisker, announced its second headquarters in Hyderabad,” the minister said. of State Industries, KT Rama Rao. “Biliti’s story is not just another opportunity due to the state’s incentive policy but a realization of the state’s vision of innovation and technology with the founders of the company directly associated with T-Hub through a previous start-up.”

Date of first publication: April 19, 2022, 1:46 PM IST

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