The arrival of the highly speculated Ola electric scooter is nearer than you could imagine. Hinting at an imminent launch, Bhavish Aggarwal, Chairman and Group CEO of Ola, put up a tweet of the Ola electric scooter and asked his followers what colour options they would like on the scooter.
It is also expected that the prices of the scooter may be announced in the coming weeks. As per the information available on the Etergo Appscooter, the Ola electric scooter will have a range of 100-150 kilometres and features such as removable Lithium-ion battery, alloy wheels, digital instrument console, telescopic suspension upfront, cloud connectivity etc.
With an investment of around Rs 2400 crore, the Ola future factory is being built. The manufacturer had announced that it would start production at the plant in the next few months. The facility aims to employ over 2000 people initially, pushing up to 10,000 when it fully becomes operational. Nearly 10 million man-hours have been planned to develop the facility.
Meeting Industry 4.0 standards, the fully operational plant will have an installed capacity of 10 million electric scooters per annum.
In Phase 1, the capacity will stand at two million units per year. The plant will have ten general assembly lines and will be rolling out a scooter every two seconds and 25,000 batteries per day. The made-in-India scooters by Ola will be exported to Europe, United Kingdom (UK), Asia Pacific, Latin America, Australia other than being sold in India. The enormous scale promises competitive pricing on the Ola electric scooter to the Bajaj Chetak, Ather 450X, TVS 450X, TVS iQube and the likes in the segment.
After announcing the world’s largest electric two-wheeler factory in Tamil Nadu, Ola now plans to disclose its ‘Hyper-charger Network’ that is billed to be the world’s largest, densest EV charging network which aims to cater to Ola’s upcoming two-wheeler models. The ‘Hyper-charger Network’ is focused on offering a comprehensive set of charging options to Ola’s electronic vehicle (EV) customers that include high-speed Ola hyper-chargers and home-chargers with electric scooter purchase.