Harley-Davidson’s motorcycle production facility in Haryana will soon become the manufacturing plant for LML two-wheelers, which is likely to make a comeback by the end of this year.
In September 2021, LML announced its comeback, but this time Lohia Machines Limited (LML) will focus mainly on EVs. Now, LML has partnered with Saera Electric, which until recently produced Harley-Davidson motorcycles. The infrastructure, expertise, and know-how of making an electric vehicle are what Saera Electric will bring to the table. With this move, LML plans to acquire Harley-Davidson’s manufacturing facility in Bawal, Haryana.
The manufacturing plant is spread over 2.17 lakh sq ft and has a claimed capacity of producing 18,000 units per month. By the end of 2025, LML plans to become a complete ‘Make in India’ company. Expect LML's first all-electric two-wheeler to make its media appearance by the end of this year.
Commenting on the partnership, Dr Yogesh Bhatia, CEO of LML, said, 'We are very pleased to announce this important collaboration with one of the most reputed manufacturing names in the two-wheeler and auto segment. Saera was our first choice because the company holds unparalleled expertise and reputation with some of the world’s premier auto brands. At LML, we hold a strong vision with this alliance, as we aspire to create a brand that is 100 per cent localized and has an impeccable quality assurance that is world-class.'
'We foresee an immediate need for automakers to reduce their dependence on imports and build an infrastructure that is designed and capable to address the rapidly growing demand in India and the world over. We are confident that this partnership will be a stepping stone in our vision to redefine and reimagine the future of EV manufacturing in India to bring the country at par with global manufacturing standards”, he further added.