In a bid to jointly develop high-end EV motors and controllers ranging from 10 kW to 600 kW, the subsidiary of CATL, CETL (Contemporary Electric Technology Company Limited), announced a multi-year partnership with Indian start-up Tsuyo.
As per the press statement, the companies plan to introduce EV powertrain products specially developed for tough Indian terrain and weather conditions.
The partnership aims to introduce a range of product line solutions for applications spanning from on-road to off-road, including heavy machinery, farming, and maritime.
The JV claims this will give them an edge over the currently available solutions, which are directly applied without localisation to suit the conditions in India.
Further, CETL will extend full support and cooperation in design co-design and develop initial prototyping and ramp-up plans for the Indian market for higher wattages applications, especially beyond 10KW PMSM categories.
Vijay Kumar, Co-founder, Tsuyo, stated that localisation is important in EV for long term success for all OEMs and Tsuyo is best positioned to do that for EV in India.
Ding Lin, Regional Director of Automotive Motor Division at CETL, said, “This is in line with our vision to expand globally and enter into the growing Indian market. The goal is to create an optimised product for Indian geography that will be suitable for local usage, end application and OEM’s compliance and local norms.”