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JK Tyre Partners with EKA Mobility to Transform EV Fleet Solutions

New Delhi, 10 June 2024: Indian tyre industry leader, JK Tyre & Industries, has announced a strategic partnership with EKA Mobility, a prominent player in the electric mobility sector, supported by equity partners Mitsui Co., Ltd. (Japan) and VDL Groep (Netherlands).

This collaboration marks a significant milestone in JK Tyre’s journey towards providing innovative “Connected Mobility Solutions.” This cloud-based monitoring system will enhance tyre management for EKA’s electric vehicle fleet. The agreement, signed in Pune, saw the presence of Sanjeev Sharma, AVP, Fleet Management & Mobility Solutions, JK Tyre, and Vijaykumar Yelne, President of EKA Mobility.

JK Tyre will equip EKA’s fleet with their next-generation EV tyres, integrated with Connected Treel Sensors for real-time monitoring. To ensure seamless operations, JK Tyre has deployed a dedicated team of professionals to provide 24/7 support at depots and enroute assistance. Initially rolling out with EKA’s Mumbai fleet, this comprehensive support will soon extend to other cities.

Srinivasu Allaphan, Director-Sales & Marketing, JK Tyre & Industries, commented on the partnership: “At JK Tyre, we lead industry transformation with cutting-edge technologies and products. Partnering with EKA Mobility reflects our commitment to innovation and excellence in tyre management. This collaboration ensures our customers receive unparalleled service and support across their mobility needs, aligning with our dedication to environmental stewardship and product advancement.”

Echoing this sentiment, Vijaykumar Yelne, President of EKA Mobility, stated, “Our partnership with JK Tyre is a crucial step towards our vision of Environment-Conscious Mobility. Both companies are committed to sustainability, and by combining JK Tyre’s expertise in tyre manufacturing with EKA’s innovative EV technology, we aim to enhance the performance of electric vehicles while contributing to a greener future.”

This alliance is set to revolutionize the EV landscape by developing and producing new-generation EV tyres tailored to the unique demands of electric vehicles. JK Tyre’s new EV tyres for commercial vehicles promise optimal performance and efficiency, reinforcing the company’s legacy of innovation in the tyre industry.

EKA Mobility stands out as one of the few Indian companies offering end-to-end design, manufacturing, and technology for electric new energy commercial vehicles. Over the past two years, EKA has introduced electric city buses, staff carriers, school buses, a 9-meter hydrogen fuel-cell electric bus, and is poised to enter the last-mile delivery segment with its range of e-LCVs customized for Indian businesses.

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