The Bengaluru-based EV start-up has already commenced operations at their new facility from 2nd January. The plant has the capacity to produce 1,20,000 battery packs and 1,10,000 scooters annually
Ever since its launch a few years back, Ather Energy has been making the right noises in the electric two-wheeler space. Taking the game a step further, they have now setup a manufacturing hub in Hosur, Tamil Nadu. Operation at the new facility have already commenced on 2nd January, 2021. The company already has a strong supplier base in Tamil Nadu, making Hosur an ideal location for the new facility.
Speaking about the inauguration of the new facility, Tarun Mehta, CEO and Co-founder of Ather, said, “This facility is truly a milestone for Ather. The consumer demand has increased by multiple folds and with us expanding to new markets, this state-of-the-art facility will cater to demands across the country. We are proud of the fact that we designed and built a product from scratch which is in line with the government’s Make in India vision.”
The manufacturing plant in Hosur has the capacity to 1,20,000 Lithium-ion battery packs and 1,10,000 scooters annually. Unlike a lot of other EV players, Ather Energy is the only electric two-wheeler manufacturer in India to develop their own battery packs. The company holds 13 patents on the design and manufacturing of the lithium-ion battery packs.
Ather currently has presence in 27 cities across 15 states in the country including cities like Bengaluru, Chennai, Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Hyderabad and more. The Bengaluru-based EV-maker plans to expand this number to 40 cities by the end of the year. Ather currently two products on sale in the country – 450X and 450 Plus. Ather is also producing the Series 1 for customers who pre-booked the 450X before January 2020. Before the inauguration of the new facility, the scooters demanded an average wait time of 2-3 months. Now, the wait time has been reduced to roughly 3-4 weeks.