India’s first certified EV retrofitting company, E-Trio has achieved yet another milestone in its journey by getting EV retrofitting certifications for sedans and LCVs. This makes it the first company in India to achieve this feat.
After getting certification for Maruti Alto, E-Trio has received certifications for Maruti Dzire and Tata Ace. The certifications have been received from top automotive organizations such as ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India) and ICAT (International Centre for Automotive Technology).
Apart from its core business of converting internal combustion engine based vehicles to electric vehicles (EVs), E-Trio is also foraying into related streams such as developing advanced battery packs. The company has recently filed patent applications for its battery cooling technologies and is in the process of launching these on a commercial scale. In the near future, E-Trio will be able to supply these batteries to other companies and startups, thereby aiding the growth of EV ecosystem in the country.
E-Trio has plans to offer EV conversion solutions for all categories of vehicles. After Maruti Dzire electric car and Tata Ace EV, the company is currently working on getting certification for 15 other vehicle models. E-Trio has the required expertise and it’s only a matter of time before it starts offering EV conversion solutions for several other vehicles. With certification from ARAI or ICAT, the retrofitted vehicles will be government approved and will comply with all relevant quality and safety norms.
After extensively testing the retrofitted vehicles, E-Trio has started production for retrofitting Dzire and Tata Ace to EVs. These two vehicles are among the most widely used in ETS (Employee Transport) and logistics, respectively. The company is also working on plans to lease retrofitted cars and LCVs, so as to make it easier and affordable for ETS and logistics companies.
E-Trio can be a game changer in reducing vehicular pollution, as currently there are millions of vehicles running on fossil fuels. As buying a new EV may not be possible for everyone, E-trio’s EV conversion solutions can work as the best alternative and one that is cheaper as well. Moreover, it will also help avoid unnecessary scrappage of internal combustion engine based vehicles.
The company has plans to scale up operations, so that a tangible difference can be made in reducing the carbon footprint. Towards that end, the company has appointed BharatMobi as their B2C channel partners to meet the growing demand for B2C EV retrofitting.