Triton EV selects Talwar Auto Garages for e-trucks distribution in South India
The US-based Triton Electric Vehicle LLC has announced that it has selected the Hyderabad-based Talwar Auto Garages as the South India distributor for its e-trucks.
"Triton Electric Vehicle, LLC is excited to announce that Talwar Auto Garages PVT. LTD as its distributor in Southern India for the Triton EV Semi Trucks worth $300 million. We would like to thank Talwar Group for its support and confidence in choosing to partner with Triton Electric Vehicle, and look forward to the continuing growth in India," Himanshu Patel, CEO & founder, Triton Electric Vehicle, posted on a professional networking website.
As claimed by the company, it will have electric trucks in the 50 tonnes to 100-tonne range which is projected to be available by April 2022. The company has plans also to roll out some smaller electric trucks.
"We have not seen the product yet but we anticipate having the product demo by early next year. We have not made any payment as of now and we will do so only after we receive the product," says Saral Talwar, director, Talwar Auto Garages.
Saral Talwar, an erstwhile leading dealer of Hyundai Motor India, at present runs Volvo Eicher Commercial Vehicles and Kinetic Greens dealerships in the Hyderabad region.
The product launch is anticipated in April 2022. The average price of these trucks is going to be in the range of INR 1.1 crore ($150,000). Talwar says he has set a target of selling about 2000 units in fiscal 2022-23.
As per media reports, Triton has engaged a temporary assembly unit in Andhra Pradesh to primarily assemble these trucks and cars. The company is also in discussion with the government of the southern state to set up a permanent factory.