It will design, manufacture, and supply a complete range of electric vehicles, fuel cell electric vehicles, and alternative fuel vehicles. The brand will also house components assembly and manufacturing, EV traction systems, and EV energy storage systems. EKA is getting ready to introduce its first set of E-buses and LCVs to the market in the coming months, the company said.
Pinnacle Industries, an automotive seating, interiors and specialty vehicles company, has launched EKA (united), as an automotive and technology sub With a vision to produce and share EV technology for mass adoption, design, manufacture, and supply a complete range of electric commercial vehicles fuel cell electric vehicles, and alternative fuel vehicles. The brand will also house components assembly and manufacturing, EV traction systems, and EV energy storage systems. EKA is getting ready to introduce its first set of E-buses and LCVs to the market in the coming months, the company said in a media release.
Pinnacle, one of the approved applicants of the Government of India’s Auto PLI scheme, said cities and businesses will now have sustainable electric mobility solutions that are more robust, reliable, and profitable.
EKA is reinventing the design philosophy and manufacturing of electric commercial vehicles by developing sharable technologies, to democratize EV’s with TCO (total cost of ownership) solutions and a sustainable ecosystem, the company said.
Sudhir Mehta, chairman, Pinnacle Industries and EKA said, “EKA means ‘united’ and to ‘become one’. EKA is committed to transforming businesses with its core values of Environment Focus, Conscious Innovation, and Reliable Mobility. With EKA, our vision is to enable India to become one of the leaders in commercial electric mobility. EKA will open a new ecosystem of technology, manufacturing, and distribution to various parts of the country. This know-how and resources will
be shared to reduce costs further and increase the viability of EV adoption.”
The company said that it will also be introducing a revolutionary smart lean factories approach, that will allow the utilization of existing infrastructure to create a global EV revolution.
EKA’s solutions are designed to create an impact on conserving resources with excellent value creation. The brand’s product range will include commercial battery electric vehicles (BEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV), the company said.
The company said that it is developing electric and alternative fuel commercial vehicles, designed to help increase range, lower operating costs, offer the best returns while helping businesses, government, and operators, achieve ambitious sustainability goals. Enabled with pioneering new digital technology, it will allow a custom fleet management system as well.
The smart lean factory requires less investment than the conventional automobile manufacturing factories. This is achieved by designing the products in a way that eliminates large investments, including painting infrastructure and large fixtures. This revolutionary approach will reduce inventory and infrastructure costs and optimise logistics, the company release said.