There are 300 million vehicles on India’s roads. Light-category vehicles like mopeds and tuk-tuks are rapidly being electrified, an opportunity that British company Saietta is aiming to capitalise on.
Wicher Kist, CEO of Saietta Electric Drive, explains more about the value of being awarded a grant from the Advanced Propulsion Centre.
Saietta is developing manufacturing capability of its axial flux e-motor at scale in the UK.
“In India they register 23 million vehicles a year, 20 million are two-wheelers and en-masse they are now going electric and that’s a trend we spotted years ago.
“The axial flux motor can produce more power with the same amount of energy, but has always been too expensive to go mass volume”, says Kist.
Saietta Group plc (LON:SED) is a multi-national business which designs, engineers and manufactures complete Light Duty and Heavy Duty electric drive (eDrive) systems for electric vehicles on land from scooters to buses (vehicle categories L, M, N and T) as well as marine applications. Propel is part of the Saietta Group, and develops electric marine propulsion solutions from its Amsterdam office based on Saietta technology such as its Axial Flux Technology motors.