An American electric car maker is on a hiring spree in India — plans to add 10,000 jobs over the next year

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An American electric car maker is on a hiring spree in India — plans to add 10,000 jobs over the next year
Triton
  • US-based electric vehicle maker Triton is looking to hire new talent in India as the company gears up to tap the country's sedan segment.
  • In an exclusive interview with Business Insider, the company's founder and CEO, Himanshu Patel, revealed that they plan to hire roughly between 5,000 to 10,000 people over the next year (2021- 2022)
  • The company currently has its research and development unit set up in Pune, and is also in talks with different state authorities to set up its facility in India.
  • Check out the latest news and updates on Business Insider.
US-based electric vehicle maker Triton is looking to hire new talent in India as the company gears up to tap the car segment in the country with its electric sedan N4. For the uninitiated, Triton is looking to invest around $650 million to $1 billion in setting up a manufacturing facility in India.

In an exclusive interview with Business Insider, the company's founder and chief executive officer (CEO), Himanshu Patel, revealed that they plan to hire roughly between 5,000 to 10,000 people over the next year (2021- 2022) and about 35,000 to 40,000 people over the next five years in India.

The company has been actively recruiting and posting jobs on its LinkedIn page. The company, in a written response, said they are looking to hire graduates in the automotive industry for segments such as mechanical, IT, Artificial intelligence, and Internet of things. "They could be engineering grads, diploma holders and technical people," the company said.

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Triton recently posted a job opening for an entry-level position for " embedded design engineer" in Mumbai. The company currently has its research and development unit set up in Pune, and it is also in talks with different state authorities to set up its facility in India. However, the CEO declined to give further details.

Responding to a query on average salary, the company said it would be too early for them to comment as they are still finalising a few of the job contracts.

Patel, in an interview, told Business Insider that the company has been hiring for quite a while now without revealing many details in public. He had then said the company would slowly put out job listings on its LinkedIn pages and other resources. Patel said the company has a huge fan following about 8 million users on LinkedIn, which helps them identify a lot of employment opportunities.

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The company has huge plans for India

Triton said it had modified the models as per the need of Indian citizens adding a solar roof to feed the battery when stuck in traffic jams and promising long battery life.

Patel further explained that the solar panel in their car could generate up to 1.3 kilowatts per hour, reducing the air conditioning from a 3 KW draw to a 1.3 KW draw. “This offsets the losses of mileage or kilometres in India. By just doing this, we are saving about close to 30% of the battery for being used during traffic times,” he added.

The New Jersey-based electric car maker Triton also recently roped in India’s state-owned Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) to make batteries. “Through this partnership we aim to produce an innovative ‘Make In India’ product which will transform the Indian EV and ESS segment,” Patel added.
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