EV powertrain start-up Weber Drivetrain has announced a strategic technology transfer partnership with China-based Wuxi Lingbo Electronic Technology.
Under this collaboration, Weber Drivetrain has committed to complete manufacturing of Controller and BMS for electric two-wheelers. Wuxi Lingbo has granted Weber Drivetrain two innovative patent technologies along with all design, architecture, layout, hardware designs and software. The EV startup is all geared up to market its set of products by January 2023.
Last month, Weber Drivetrain had launched its manufacturing facility for hub motors and controllers in Chakan MIDC, Pune and committed a total investment of INR 35 crores in Phase 1. The plant will produce BLDC HUB Motors (0.25 kW to 4 kW capacity) and Controllers for EVs in accordance with Indian regulatory standards.
Established in March 2016, Wuxi Lingbo Electronic Technology focuses on electric control system solutions for electric vehicles. It works in the fields of brushless DC motor (BLDCM), permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) controller (PDU), lithium battery management system (BMS), and vehicle control unit (VCU). Additionally, the Chinese company has an annual output of 1.5 million sets of various controllers and 700,000 sets of BMS, said a statement.
On this partnership, Prashant Shete, Founder and MD of Weber Drivetrain, said, “We at Weber Drivetrain are extremely thrilled to have joined hands with Wuxi Lingbo Electronic Technology. As there is significant pent-up customer demand for us to fulfil, the technology transfer will be valuable for the advancement and upgradation of Controller and BMS for electric vehicles. We also believe that this strategic investment will further deepen our partnership with Wuxi Lingbo in advancing innovation in the electric two-wheelers segment in India.”
“Over the past few years, as demand for new electric two-wheelers vehicles in the Indian market has grown, we have witnessed a rapid expansion of automakers entering the EV space. We are pleased to partner with Weber Drivetrain as this tie-up will empower Wuxi Lingbo Electronic Technology to capitalise on the right opportunity on the business front in India. Besides that, we pledge our full support to Weber Drivetrain on all fronts as they proceed to revolutionize the EV market in India,” said company officials at Wuxi Lingbo.
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