Biliti Electric Plans World’s Largest Electric Three-Wheeler Mfg. Facility Telangana

Highlights :

  • The move by Biliti is a win for Telangana  state as well as the faster adoption of 3 wheelers in the cargo space.
  • The existing cargo space for last mile delivery has millions of three wheelers powered mainly by Diesel or CNG.
Biliti Electric Plans World’s Largest Electric Three-Wheeler Mfg. Facility Telangana

California, US-based Biliti Electric Inc (Biliti) has announced plans to setup the world’s ‘largest’ electric three-wheeler factory in Telangana, with a production capacity of 240,000 electric vehicles each year. The new plant is estimated to drive private investment of USD 150 million and expected to create over 3,000 jobs in the State aligning with the State’s policy to become a global hub for electric vehicle (EV) and energy storage manufacturing.

Biliti currently operates through an exclusive manufacturing partnership with Hyderabad- based Gayam Motor Works (GMW) for manufacturing its three-wheelers. Biliti’s TaskmanTM is its flagship last-mile delivery vehicle which is deployed in 15 countries across the globe including Japan, USA, UK, France, Portugal, Germany, Lebanon, Uganda, Kenya, Senegal, Nepal, Bangladesh, Dubai and India. In addition to the manufacturing facility, it has assembly plants in the US, Portugal, and Kenya. TaskmanTM is being used by Amazon, IKEA, Wasoko (Sokowatch), BigBasket (Tata), Zomato, Flipkart (Walmart), Grofers among others.

Telangana Industries Minister KT Rama Rao said “This is the largest investment in EV manufacturing announced in the State this year, coming shortly after another California-based company Fisker announced its second headquarters in Hyderabad. The State is committed to promoting clean industries and promises to extend all benefits to the company admissible under the government’s policy. “

“We are proud to manufacture our exciting EV lineup in Telangana state,” said Rahul Gayam, Biliti Electric’s CEO. “The TaskmanTM has already made more than 12 million deliveries worldwide with many more to come. Our batteries and drivetrain are compact and modular in design, allowing them to have wider applications in auto, marine, warehousing, and backup power sectors enabling the buildout of an EV ecosystem.”

proposed factory

A Rendition of the Proposed Factory

The facilities will be built in two phases over an area of 200 acres. Phase I will be developed over 13.5 acres with the capability to produce 18,000 vehicles per year and is expected to be operational in early 2023. The larger facility spread across 200 acres will be operational in 2024 and have the capability to produce 240,000 vehicles per year. The plants will produce all of Biliti’s products including the cargo model TaskmanTM and the passenger version UrbanTM to serve customers in the global markets.

Biliti stands out in the market in its core technological innovations. Its SmartSwappTM technology allows the vehicle batteries to be swapped in less than one minute, overcoming the challenges of lack of charging infrastructure, unreliable electric grid, range, and time pressure for delivery drivers.

Luxembourg based GEM Global Yield LLC has committed $400 million to Biliti in the form of a Share Subscription Facility, well-positioning the Company to accelerate its growth, execute new strategic initiatives, acquire cutting edge technology players, and expand its manufacturing base to deliver on the company’s vision of accelerating the world’s transition towards smart and sustainable mobility.

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