Gavinro Investments, a distinguished player in the automotive space for over four decades, has joined hands with Sokon Singapore, a global leader in electric commercial vehicles to launch Sri Lanka’s first 300KM Range Electric Commercial Vehicle with a payload of 1.2 tonnes.
The joint venture is founded on the shared vision of supporting the Sri Lankan government’s initiative to reduce emissions in the commercial vehicle sector, a key focus area for authorities.
Sokon Founded in 1986 boast a global presence in 70 countries and over 3.5Million vehicles produced is also China’s No1 Electric Commercial Vehicle Since 2020 driving the company to be one of China’s top 500 Enterprises.
Speaking about the collaboration, Abeeth Dangalla, Director of Gavinro stated, “We are thrilled to join forces with Sokon to introduce Sri Lanka’s first 300KM Range EV Commercial Vehicle. This partnership represents a significant step towards a sustainable and eco-friendly future for the commercial vehicle segment in the country. In an effort to cater to the needs of small businesses and dual-purpose users, the partnership aims to significantly reduce running costs by an impressive 75%.
Sokon, China’s number one electric commercial vehicle manufacturer since 2020, has earned its position as one of China’s top 500 enterprises. The company’s global footprint and commitment to innovation make it a natural fit for this joint venture. The introduction of the 300KM Range EV Commercial Vehicle in Sri Lanka is set to revolutionize the goods transport sector.
A representative of Sokon shared their thoughts on the joint venture stating, ” We are very excited about this joint venture with Gavinro Investments, a company with a rich legacy in the automotive industry. Venturing into the Sri Lankan market for the first time, this marks a significant inaugural step for us. We are not only eager to make our presence felt in Sri Lanka but also envision the possibility of extending and deepening our engagement in this market in the future.”