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Second Ather plant to be operational in 2022 | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

Printed On Nov 30, 2021 11:37:00 AM

The corporate plans to fabricate 4,00,000 items each year whereas the present capability is at 1,20,000 items.

Ather Power has commissioned its second manufacturing facility in Hosur, which is slated to be prepared by 2022. The corporate plans to fabricate 4,00,000 items each year, whereas the present capability is at 1,20,000 items. Ather, had earlier this yr, arrange its first plant in Hosur.

Tarun Mehta, co-founder and CEO, Ather Power mentioned, “Clients are coming in anticipating electrical scooters to wow them. This buyer expectation is why our 450 sequence of electrical scooters – the 450X and 450 Plus – is seeing huge demand, as it’s the greatest electrical scooter within the nation at present. Our expertise centres are scaling up quickly, and our retail footprint is about to develop by six occasions within the coming quarters. So, inside simply 10 months of opening our present facility, we discover ourselves already working at full capability. We’re commissioning the second plant to be prepared for 2022. With this capability enlargement, Ather is nicely on its option to changing into the nation’s largest EV producer by subsequent yr.”

Ather Power plans to strengthen its retail operations by increasing to new markets. The corporate plans to open round 150 expertise centres throughout 100 cities by March 2023. It inaugurated its first expertise centre in Bengaluru in June 2018 and later expanded its base with an even bigger expertise centre in Chennai. Earlier this yr, new shops got here up in Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Kochi, Jaipur, and Ahmedabad. 

In October, Ather Power registered a 12-fold progress over final yr and achieved a income run price of $100 million. The corporate mentioned that they’ve been registering 20 p.c month-on-month gross sales progress since November 2020. Additionally they recorded a 3X improve in walk-ins, net inquiries and check rides between April-October 2021 and a 4X progress in automobile reserving throughout the identical interval.

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