Biliti Electric Inc (Biliti), based in California, has announced plans to build the world’s largest electric three-wheeler plant in Telangana, with an annual production capacity of 240,000 electric vehicles. The new plant is expected to require $150 million in private investment and will provide employment to over 3,000 in the state.
Furthermore, the facilities will be constructed in two phases on a 200 acre area. Phase I will be developed on 13.5 acres and will have the capacity to produce 18,000 vehicles per year. It is expected to be operational in early 2023. The larger facility, which spans 200 acres, is set to open in 2024 and will be capable of producing 240,000 vehicles per year.
Biliti currently manufactures its three-wheelers through an exclusive manufacturing agreement with Gayam Motor Works (GMW) in Hyderabad. Biliti’s last-mile delivery vehicle, the TaskmanTM, is used in 15 countries across the world, including Japan, the US, the UK, France, Portugal, Germany, Lebanon, Uganda, Kenya, Senegal, Nepal, Bangladesh, Dubai, and India. It has assembly operations in the US, Portugal, and Kenya, in addition to the manufacturing site. Amazon, IKEA, Wasoko (Sokowatch), BigBasket (Tata), Zomato, Flipkart (Walmart), and Grofers are the companies that use TaskmanTM.