Greaves Cotton to make new BS-IV engines for Piaggio 

Leading auto ancillary player Greaves CottonBSE 0.39 % has entered into an agreement with Italian two and three-wheeler maker Piaggio Vehicles India to develop new diesel and clean energy engines.

The new engines to be developed will be meeting the BS-VI emission norms and will be run on diesel and alternate fuels in the clean energy space, the company said today.

Greaves Cotton’s engines is the market leader with close to 78 per cent market share in the diesel-driven 3- wheeler market and has recently crossed the 5-million engines powering various cargo and passenger vehicles in three-wheeler and micro four-wheeler space.

Piaggio India started its association with Greaves Cotton in 1998-99 and has since then sold over 5 million engines to Italian major, which is also into four-wheelers with its micro-trucks in the under- 1,000 kg load capacity.

Greaves has automotive engines plants in Aurangabad and Ranipet near Chennai while its R&D centers are in Aurangabad and Pune.

Speaking on the tie-up, Nagesh Basavanhalli, managing director and chief executive of Greaves Cotton said his company is investing in new technologies and building capabilities to meet the demand for fuel-agnostic, future- ready solutions serving the last mile transportation market.

“Our new solutions will cover a range of fuels from diesel, petrol, CNG to electric which will continue to leverage our strengths,” he said.

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