Eicher launches EV small commercial vehicle

New Delhi, 3rd February 2024: Eicher Trucks and Buses, a division of VE Commercial Vehicles, announced its entry into the Small Commercial Vehicle (SCV) segment with the Global Unveil of its EV-First Eicher Truck at Bharat Mobility Global Expo 2024. Carrying forward Eicher’s proud tradition of delivering innovative, sustainable, and economically viable transportation solutions, this Pro Business Pro Planet range spans from 2T to 3.5T GVW. The product has been meticulously designed to revolutionize city and near-city distribution and transform last-mile logistics.

Commenting at the Global Unveil, Vinod Aggarwal, MD & CEO, of VE Commercial Vehicles Limited,said, “India will drive the SCV segment in the Amrit Kaal with rapid urbanization, booming e-commerce, and increased personal consumption. Additionally, the rise of the hub-and-spoke distribution will influence it. Our upcoming range will play a pivotal role in this transformation with its Pro Business, Pro Planet approach. Moreover, Eicher has a track record of delivering energy-efficient trucks. With this announcement, we reaffirm our commitment to providing cutting-edge solutions crucial for India’s sustainable growth in the coming years.”

Eicher plans to conduct customer trials for its SCV vehicle in April 2024. Furthermore, the company expects to roll out the commercial product in the first quarter of 2025. Eicher will be introducing the electric variant first, with an enhanced focus on its commitment to sustainability and promoting clean mobility solutions. Moreover, the company will progressively move towards clean CNG and diesel variants. The product has been designed and developed in India. A state-of-the-art facility in Bhopal will manufacture it, standing as a proud example of the government’s Make in India initiative.

To ensure a best-in-class aftermarket experience, all Eicher vehicles feature 100% connectivity through the innovative Uptime Centre. Moreover, this leverages AI for remote diagnostics and minimizes downtime. Integrated with ‘My Eicher’ fleet management, trucks deliver valuable performance insights. The extensive network comprises 850+ touchpoints, including 425+ authorized service centers and 8000+ retail centers. Furthermore, ‘Eicher Site Support’ complements this by providing seamless assistance at 240+ locations. Committed to comprehensive truck support, Eicher provides training, ensures prompt parts delivery, and facilitates convenient annual maintenance contracts.

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