Top EV Powertrain Components Manufacturers in India

We, at EVreporter, have compiled a list of companies that are manufacturing the components of EV powertrain in India.

Lithium-ion batteries make up for a lion’s share of cost among EV powertrain components, but at present, the Li-ion cells are being imported from China or Taiwan and Indian battery makers are assembling them into battery packs. There are other posts dedicated to Lithium-ion batteries and EVSE (charger) manufacturers in India.

Core Components of EV Powertrain

This post focusses on manufactures of other core powertrain components for EV applications in 2W, 3W, 4W, LCVs or buses, namely – Electric Motors, Controllers and DC/DC Converters. To know more about electric vehicles powertrains and India’s automotive component industry, visit this post.

EV Powertrain Components
Core Components of EV Powertrain

As of now most of the components for EV Powertrain for different vehicle segments are being imported into the country. As per an ACMA report, overall imports of auto components increased by 14.4 per cent to Rs.1,23,688 crore (USD 17.6 billion) in 2018-19 from Rs.106,672 crore (USD 15.9 billion) in 2017-18. Asia accounted for 61 per cent of imports followed by Europe and North America, with 29 per cent and 8 per cent respectively.

The aim of this post is to highlight the companies that are making these components in India or are in the process of getting their products market-ready, in the view of localization push by government and its effort towards curbing the imports to establish robust EV supply chains in the country. #MakeInIndia

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Top EV powertrain component suppliers in India

Altigreen’s solutions can be retrofitted to ICE vehicles to convert them into electric or hybrid vehicles. They also provide customised powertrain design and development for OEMs. Altigreen has a split R&D centre in USA and India, with manufacturing and product distribution partners across India. First 3W from their stable is expected to launch in early 2020 and offer a range of 120 km. According to Crunchbase, the company has raised a total of USD 2m over two rounds.

Components – Electric Motors (BLDC and AC Induction) & Generators, Battery Management Systems (BMS), Inverters, DC/DC converters, Controllers, Chargers, Wire Harness

Segments – 2W, 3W autos and e-rickshaws, 4Ws passenger cars, LCVs and Tractor

Websitehttp://altigreen.in/

Management Amitabh Saran, CEO| Shalendra Gupta, CFO

Founded in 2010. Claims to be the first indigenous company manufacturing EV powertrain components in the country.

Components – Electric Motors (BLDC), Controllers, Chargers, Gear Box, Power Transmission systems

Segments – 2W bikes and motorcycles, 3W autos and e-rickshaws

Websitehttp://www.teslaems.in/

Management Venkat Katta – Founder

eMotive Systems provides complete consultancy and engineering services to OEMs including vehicle performance simulation. Alongside EV application, the company is also involved in manufacturing of components for industrial applications such as forklifts.

Components – Electric Motors, Controllers, Chargers, DC/DC Converters, BMS

Segments – 2W, 3W, trucks

Management Sajith AH, CTO

Founded in 2018, Elecnovo is engaged in design, development and supply of indigenously engineered powertrain components for Electric Vehicles. 

Components – Electric Motors (BLDC), Controllers

Segments – 2W bicycles, scooters, motorcycles, 3W and 4W

Websitewww.elecnovo.com/

Management Ratul Bora, CEO | Santanoo Medhi, MD

Founded in 2018, Arago Electric have their DC/DC converter ready for pilot testing. The motor and inverter are expected to be ready by the end of the year 2019. The motors are independent of rare earth magnets and can be customised according to client specifications.

Components – Electric Motors (Induction Motor), Controllers, DC/DC Converters

Segments – 2W, 3W

Websitearagoelectric.in

Management Akshay Jagtap, Founder

Founded in 2017, Bhorzvan supplies custom made Motors and Controllers to Automotive OEM’s and Startups.

Components – Motors and Controllers

Segments – 2W, 3W, 4W

Website https://bhorzvan.com/

Management Nishant Kalbhor, Founder

A wholly owned company of TVS Group, Lucas TVS supplies automotive components to over 90% of automotive manufacturers in India and also exporting to North America and Europe. The company claims that 4 out of 5 vehicles rolled out daily are fitted with Lucas-TVS products.

Components – BLDC Motors, Controllers

Segments – 2W, 3W autos and e-rickshaws

Websitehttp://www.lucas-tvs.com/

Management Priyamvada Balaji, Executive Director

A Maini Group company, Virya offers a range of e-mobility solutions encompassing electric powertrains, vehicle integration and charging solutions. The chargers manufactured by them are supplied to Mahindra Electric & Electra EV. The company makes chargers and DC/DC converters locally and plans to start manufacturing of electric motors in India by Feb 2020. Promoters include Chetan Maini – the pioneer of India’s first electric car REVA. 

Components – DC/DC Converters, Chargers

Segments – 3W e-Rickshaws, e-Auto and 4W micro trucks

Websitehttps://www.viryamobility.com/

Management VM Suresh, Head

One of India’s leading supplier of automotive electronic products, employs over 2500 people. Among EV OEMs, Napino counts Ather Energy as one its clients. Their portfolio also includes Electronic Control Units and rectifiers.

Components – Electric Motor (BLDC), Controllers and BMS, Wire Harness

Segments – 2W, 3W

Websitehttp://napino.com/

Management Naveen Kumar Singh, Group CEO

Founded in 2013, the company is a JV between Navgathi India, AltEn France and EVE Systems France to build large solar, electric and hybrid boats under MakeInIndia. ADITYA, India’s first solar ferry completed one year of operation in Jan, 2018. In its first year, it transported 500,000 people across the backwaters of Kerala and travelled 20,000 km.

Segments – Solar Electric Ferries and Cruise Boats

Websitehttp://navaltboats.com

Management Sandith Thandasherry, CEO

Winners of better-bus challenge, Cell Propulsion is an e-mobility company providing turnkey solutions for the electrification of vehicles. They have already converted a 4W and 3W LCV as experimental vehicles for demonstration purposes. The electric bus is being developed at a BMTC workshop in Bengaluru and will be available for testing by mid-DEC 2019.

Components – BMS, Chargers, Electric motors and Controllers, software stack for electric powertrains

Segments – Buses, LCVs

Websitewww.cellpropulsion.com/

Management Nakul Kukkar, CEO |Paras Kaushal, COO

Founded in 1960, Jayem has over four decades of experience in Automotive Product Development. The company has developed in-house expertise for building e-mobility systems including powertrain and telematics system.

Components – Induction Motors, Controller, Charger

Websitehttps://www.jayemauto.com/

Management – J. Anand, MD

Founded in 2017 and incubated at IIT Delhi, Quanteon Powertrain is a start-up by Indian Navy Veterans. The company has filed for a patent for developing axial flux motor with 95% regenerative braking. The start-up intends to complete the prototyping for PMSM (Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor) by end of the year 2019.

Components – Axial Flux in-wheel electric motors

Segments – All EV segments

Websitewww.quanteonworld.com

Management Ramesh Lakra, CEO | Narsimham KV, COO

Founded in 1993, manufacturer of DC Motors, Solar-powered pumps and Photo-voltaic String Inverters.

Components – Manufactures DC motors for EV applications

Website – http://www.rotomag.com/

Management – Umesh Balani (CEO)

DENSO is one of the world’s largest automotive parts suppliers. Also manufactures powertrain products for electric and hybrid vehicles.

Components – Electric Motor, BMS, Controllers, DC/DC Converters

Website – https://www.denso.com/

Management – Rajnish Diwan, VP

Established in 2016, EVEX India is involved in domestic manufacturing of electric three-wheelers and bikes. The company also supplies powertrain components to OEMs and offers customization as per client’s requirements.

Components: Electric Motors, Controllers

Segments: 2W, 3W e-autos, loaders and e-rickshaws

Website: evexindia.com

The starter motor and generator division of the Bosch Group transitioned to SEG Automotive in early 2018. SEG Automotive India plans to manufacture electric motors for 3Ws from early 2020.

Components: Electric Motors

Segments: 3W

Website: https://www.seg-automotive.com/

Management: Anil Kumar, MD

Emflux Motors, founded in 2016, is making India’s first Electric Superbike that runs on indigenous technology. They claim an 80% level of localisation for all the mechanical and electronic parts of the bike. All the major design and development for the powertrain components is done in-house, while for manufacturing they have partnered with local businesses. The components can be customized to fit the requirements of different categories of EVs.

Components: Electric Motor, Controller, Battery Management System, Charger Circuit and Master controller

Segments: All segments of EVs

Website: http://www.emfluxmotors.com/technology.php

Management: Varun Mittal, CEO | Ankit Khatry, COO

Importing powertrain components and battery cells at present. Expected to start local production of electric motors in 2020. Also, recently devised a procedure to manufacture cells in India by sourcing raw materials.

Segments: 4W

Management: Bharat Bobba, COO

Established in 2007, one of the leading automotive components manufacturer in the country. Specialises in medium to high-density sintered components for automotive engine, powertrain and exhaust systems. 

Components: For electric vehicle powertrains, offers soft magnetic composite (SMC) components and assemblies for applications in modern electric motors in addition to, powder metal components for sensors.

Website: http://www.sintercom.co.in/

Management: Jignesh Raval, CEO

EVI offers consulting, integration, design and development services to OEMs and EV startups. The company claims to have developed a unique electric drive system for hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicles.

Components: Electric Motors and Controllers

Website: electricvehicleindia.com/

Management: Priyank Dahanukar, CEO

Components: DC/DC Converters, Chargers

Please let us know in the comments section if there are any companies we have missed out on.

Last updated: 6 Nov, 2019

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