EKA Mobility, an electric vehicles & technology company, and a subsidiary of Pinnacle Industries Limited, announced the appointment of B Anil Baliga as the President. B Anil Baliga is a skilled business leader and an industry veteran with a rich and extensive experience of 40+ years in the automotive industry. Anil Baliga recently assumed the role of President at EKA Mobility and will lead the electric vehicle company’s expansion. He will report directly to the Founder & Chairman of EKA, Dr Sudhir Mehta.
B Anil Baliga is the former Executive Vice President of Bus & Applications, Volvo Eicher Commercial Vehicles (VECV). During his tenure at VECV, Baliga was responsible for setting up the truck facility, transfer of technology, and capacity expansion. He also successfully established a bus manufacturing plant and led specific applications developed for commercial trucks in various segments at VECV.
Dr Sudhir Mehta, Founder & Chairman of EKA Mobility, said, “I am delighted to welcome B Anil Baliga as our President. He joins us at an exciting juncture as we begin to roll out our first batch of electric buses, expand our manufacturing footprints, and venture into the electric LCV range. He will be invaluable in realizing our vision of becoming a global volume leader in commercial EVs and bringing reliable and efficient mobility solutions to the masses.”
At EKA, Anil Baliga will focus on commercial electric vehicles ranging from 3-wheelers, LCV Trucks in the sub-3-ton range, a full range of buses from 9 meters to 13.5 meters, and addressing all segments of commuters. Given his expertise and experience, he will closely work on installing a state-of-the-art flexible, highly productive, smart & lean manufacturing unit, capable of manufacturing the complete range with a high level of relevant automation & IT integration leveraging Industry 4.0 and IoT. Developing a range of applications to address customers segments, aftermarket with a centralized online tracking system to maximize vehicle uptime in the field, leveraging AI and diagnostics, backward integration of critical aggregates, mostly Electric, to supplement cost and support the “Make in India” initiative, will be some other key areas Baliga will be actively involved in at EKA.
Anil Baliga, President EKA Mobility said, “This is a great time to take on such a well-defined role with a company that is well-positioned to have a significant impact on the electric vehicle industry. I strongly believe in Dr Mehta’s vision of creating industry-leading new energy vehicles and technology that will help shape the automotive industry’s future. I look forward to working with him and the team to drive growth and further EKA’s mission.
B Anil Baliga is an engineer from the Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra. His insights include application development for commercial trucks in various segments, high-end customized buses and ambulances, technology development, business development, project, and asset management.