Construction of Ola’s electric scooter factory in Tamil Nadu in full swing
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Construction of Ola’s electric scooter factory in Tamil Nadu in full swing

Ola is set to make its entry into the electric mobility sector by the end of 2021 as construction work of its upcoming electric scooter facility in Tamil Nadu’s Krishnagiri district is in full swing.

The upcoming Ola factory is being developed at an investment of Rs 2,400 crore. The company has declared that the project is ready to start its first phase of operations.

Around 10 million man-hours have been planned to construct the factory. The complete operational plant will have Industry 4.0 standards, which will have an installed capacity of 10 million electric scooters annually. The plant's manufacturing capacity will be 2 million units per annum in phase 1.

The plant will have a general assembly of 10 and will be able to launch one scooter every two seconds and 25,000 batteries per day. These scooters, made in India, will be exported to Europe, the UK, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Australia, and New Zealand, apart from selling in India.

Ola has released images of their new scooter previously this year. This Energy Appscooter-based Model will have a removable battery, LED light, alloy wheels, telescopic front fork, digital instrument console, and many more.

The scooter will use a PMS motor with an expected range of around 150 km on one charge. It may also get cloud connectivity and fast charging after launching. The company also plans to set up the world's largest EV charger network with 100,000 charging centres in 400 different cities over time.

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