GMW'S ELECTRIC 3 WHEELERS ARE THE FIRST INDIAN ELECTRIC 3 WHEELERS, WHICH RECEIVED EUROPEAN CERTIFIC
A Hyderabad based e-mobility startup Gayam Motor Works (GMW) is an Indian electric three Wheelers maker. The GMW claimed They are made first Indian electric Three Wheeler, which received European CertificationCertification. Now Gayam Motor Works expands in the United Kingdom and European Union markets with its Electric Three-Wheeler "Taskman". Also, Gayam Motor Works was chosen by Plexal's Mobility program, which is a United kingdom based Incubator and Innovation consultancy in the Mobility sector.
The COO of Gayam Motor Works, Sri Harsha Bavirisetty, said, "This expansion into UK and EU marks a milestone moment in the growth of GMW. Our Smart Auto Taskman is India's first electric 3W to receive European Certification. This Certification is a prerequisite to register vehicles in EU countries. We have already delivered our passenger and cargo vehicles to customers from France, Portugal, Italy, and London."
Gayam Motor Works is working with its Dealer partner, Stephen Webb- A founder of "TukShop" in the United Kingdom.
TukShop is a company that imports and sells a "TukTuk"- a vehicle that is known as Rickshaw in India. The Tukshop founder, Stephen Webb, said that "TukShop started the autorickshaw craze in the UK way back in 2003. As original importers, we are always looking to the future, so we are proud to be partners of GMW. We have big plans for this trusted last-mile delivery champion, GMW Taskman."
Gayam brothers- Raja Gayam and Rahul Gayam in 2010 founded the Gayam Motors Works. They converted their Father's Bus body building unit into an Auto Rickshaw manufacturing unit. They were developed Electric Smart Auto, which runs on a 4.5 kW motor and 48v 100amph battery. This Smart Auto has a maximum speed of 55kmph and 100+ kilometers range on a single charge. This Smart Auto will cost Rs 0.50 per kilometer, which is far better than Diesel fuel auto.
Currently, This Smart Autos of GMW is used by E-Commerce companies such as Amazon, Flipkart, BigBasket, Grofers, Delhivery, IKEA, and many other companies for their middle mile and Last-mile delivery service. The COO of GMW, Sri Harsha Bavirisetty, said, "Deliveries are a lifeline to vulnerable communities in these hard times, light commercial EV is an affordable and smarter way of moving goods around and addressing the last mile challenge. We are experiencing increased demand for our EVs due to the pandemic from the logistics sector. We currently have 4,500 vehicles in our order book just from the domestic market."
Online shopping is increasing day by day, so The GMW also wants to Leverage the Last-mile logistics segment in the United Kingdom and the European Union.
The Gayam Motor Works said in a statement, "Europe Last-mile Delivery market estimated for US$ 677.0 Mn in 2018 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 16.1% over the Forecast period 2019-2027, to account for US$ 2,491.8 Mn in 2027. Last-mile is one of the highest growth sectors in the Transport and Logistics (T&L) industry. Still, the final leg of delivery is also challenging and can hold up to 28% of a product's total transportation cost. There is a clear opening for small and light commercial EVs in this segment as most last-mile deliveries in EU and UK are being done using MCVs today due to lack of smaller/lighter vehicle options in these markets."