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A few months ago, Ola announced the acquisition of Amsterdam-based Etergo BV. (Demo image)
- The first batch of electric scooters will be brought from the Netherlands
- The annual capacity of Ola plant in India will be 20 lakh units
Ola is still working as a ride-sharing company, providing taxi, car hire and food delivery facilities. However, the company plans to hit the electric scooter market in January 2021. According to reports, Ola plans to start manufacturing electric scooters in India as well.
However, the electric scooter will initially be manufactured at the Netherlands-based plant, which will be sold not only in the Indian market but also in Europe. A few months ago, Ola announced the acquisition of Amsterdam-based Etergo BV with an undisclosed amount.
This acquisition will boost the design and engineering capabilities of the domestic company. At the time, Ola Electric stated that its objective is to launch an electric two-wheeler in India in 2021, and the company is also making rapid strides in this direction. However, Ola is yet to confirm the news.
Target to sell 1 million scooters in first year
The price of this Ola e-scooter will be quite competitive, which will give tough competition to other electric scooters currently in the market, as the company wants to establish its dominance in India’s emerging electric two-wheeler segment. The report also states that Ola plans to sell 1 million e-scooters in the first year itself.
The annual capacity of Ola plant in India will be 20 lakh units
While the first batch of electric scooters will be sourced from the Netherlands, the Indian plant will help meet local demand more efficiently, and will also help the company to be a part of the government’s self-sufficient India campaign. According to reports, Ola is in talks with various state governments to set up the largest e-scooter manufacturing plant in India, which will have an annual capacity of about 2 million units.
Swappable high energy density battery can be found in it
Ittergo is also developing an all-electric state-of-the-art ‘appscooter’, which will use swappable high energy density batteries to provide a range of up to 240 km. This technology can also be seen in Ola electric e-scooters. After launching, Ola’s e-scooter TVS iCube, which will be in the market, will challenge Bajaj Chetak as well as Ather Energy.