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American electric car maker Triton inks pact with BEL to make batteries in India

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 11:28 -- Paul Crompton

Triton EV— a subsidiary of Triton Solar— has signed a deal with India’s state-owned Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) to collaborate on making batteries for energy storage systems and electric vehicles.

Under the memorandum of understanding (MoU) Triton will provide the know-how and BEL will complete the manufacturing in line with the ‘Make In India’ initiative.

In a written response to news website Business Insider, Himanshu Patel, managing director of Triton, said: “We are excited to see the market response from India. Joining hands with BEL will definitely strengthen our commitment towards technology and clean energy driven EV and ESS market.” 

The whole world respects India’s technical capabilities in various sectors, we wish to leverage this through building great products around ESS and EVs.” 

In January, Triton launched its electric sedan N4 for the Indian market. The model will be available in four variants and will be powered with a 75Wh/battery giving a range of up to 325 miles/523 km and a 100kWh battery giving a range of 430 miles/kw 696 km. The car is likely to be showcased by March.

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