Triton Electric Vehicle LLC which is a US based company has signed up with Talwar Auto Garages as the South India distributor for its e-trucks. Talwar Auto is based out of Hyderabad.
Himanshu Patel, CEO & founder, Triton Electric Vehicle, posted on a professional networking website that – “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 USD 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.”
The electric trucks will be in the 50 tonnes to 100-tonne range and are expected to be available by April 2022. It also has plans to roll out some smaller electric trucks.
Saral Talwar, director, Talwar Auto Garages commented that – “We have not seen the product yet but we expect to have 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.” The product launch is expected in April 2022. The average price of these trucks is going to be in the range of INR 1.1 crore (USD 150,000). Talwar says he has set a target of selling about 2000 units in fiscal 2022-23.
Saral Talwar, a leading dealer of Hyundai Motor India, currently runs Volvo Eicher Commercial Vehicles and Kinetic Greens dealerships in the Hyderabad region.
Triton has taken a temporary assembly unit in Andhra Pradesh to initially assemble these trucks and cars and is in talks with the state government to set up a permanent factory.