Gayam Motor Works is a Hyderabad-based EV startup.

Basic Information

Founded by Rahul Gayam with his brother Raja Gayam in 2010, GMW has developed the world’s first electric autorickshaw with Li-Ion battery and a proprietary battery technology and management system. As against diesel rickshaws which have a running cost of Rs 3.5/km, the Smart Auto has a running cost of only Rs 0.50/km. GMW, which was incubated in T-Hub, also developed electric bikes, which come with different levels of pedal assistance to give riders a push. When the rider starts pedalling the motor kicks in and supplies about 80% of the energy required. And if they don’t want to pedal, there is also a throttle next to the right handle, which can take you from 0-25 kmph in five seconds. The company has exported its e-autos and e-bikes to 15 countries, including the US and markets in Africa, Asia, Central America, and Europe, apart from selling them in India. Rahul also recently featured in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2018 list. See more

Legal Name


Gayam Motor Works (P) Ltd



Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Founding Date



No. of Employees


21 to 40

Core Team


Sri Harsha Bavirisetty

Chief Operating Officer


Raja Gayam

Founder & CEO


Rahul Gayam

Chief Technology Officer