Eka bets on partnership to transform electric commercial vehicle segment in India

“For me, it’s important to build good partnerships rather than score centuries. Once, you have those partnerships, you will also get centuries,” said one of the greatest Indian cricketers, Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Eka, the subsidiary of Pinnacle Industries and one of the youngest electric vehicle start-up focusing on the commercial vehicle segment too seems to be a firm believer in the concept of partnerships. In its mission to democratise EVs, it believes partnerships will play a key role to bring the cost down.

“We are the only company in the country, which is saying that we want to share EV technology. Once our technology is mature, which it’ll be now when people see the vehicles, we are open to saying somebody wants to license to make a vehicle in India. We are prepared to do that. If somebody wants to license it in the export markets, we are willing to do that,” says Dr. Sudhir Mehta, Chairman & MD, Pinnacle Industries.

Pinnacle has been in the component business for more than 25 years. Not many know, but the company first partnered with Netherland-based VDL Group’s electric bus division about eight years ago.