Ola Electric has released a teaser of its upcoming scooter, widening electric-two-wheel options for Indian customers.
Ola Electric scooter, which is largely based on the Etergo Appscooter, has been teased for the Indian market, and the upcoming electric scooter is expected to go on sale in Q2 of 2021.
Ola Electric Mobility acquired Etergo BV (a Dutch electric scooter-making company) in May of 2020. Etergo BV was founded in 2014, and the Etergo Appscooter was unveiled back in 2018, which also bagged the IHS Markit Innovation Award at CES 2019 (Consumer Electronics Show, 2019).
The Appscooter by Etergo BV comes with a claimed range of 240km in a single charge and has a 0 – 45kmph acceleration time of 3.9 seconds. It also comes with a swappable battery and an all digital-TFT screen for instrumentation. Although, Ola Electric’s version of the same could miss out on a few features and will most likely have a less range to keep the cost in check for the Indian market. Ola Electric will compete in the electric two-wheeler segment, which already has products like the Ather 450, Revolt RV 400, TVS iQube, and Bajaj Chetak. Ola Electric’s teaser hints that the scooter will be styled mostly similar to the Etergo Appscooter.
Ola electric’s manufacturing plant in Tamilnadu, India, will have a production capacity of over 2 lakh units per-annum in phase 1 by mid-2021. The production capacity is set to be increased up to 10 lakh units per-annum by 2022. At full production capacity, Ola Electric claims to churn out an electric scooter every 2 seconds. Given the capacity, it seems that the EV manufacturer intends to export the scooter to international markets.
The manufacturing plant will be spread across 43-acres and will house departments for battery, paint-booths, and assembly-line. It will also have two suppliers. Ola Electric will use over 3,000 robots for various tasks and jobs. In addition, the manufacturing plant will have its own in-house test track.