Hero Electricsold 10,476 vehicles in one month while Okinawa Autotechsold 8,096 two-wheelers. Ola Electricsold 3,421 EV two-wheelers in August, down from 3,862 units the company sold in July.
- Ather Energy saw a huge jump in sales of 5,239 vehicles, from just 1,289 in July.
Hero Electric once again led the Indian two-wheeler electric vehicle (EV) segment in August, with all-time record sales of 10,476 vehicles in one month, followed by Okinawa Autotech with 8,554 vehicles, the latest government VAHAN data shows.
Hero Electric had sold 8,954 EV two-wheelers in July, while Okinawa Autotech had sold 8,096 two-wheelers.
Bhavish Aggarwal-run Ola Electric sold 3,421 EV two-wheelers in August, down from 3,862 units the company sold in July, indicating it still needs to get its strategy on track.
Ather Energy saw a huge jump in sales of 5,239 vehicles, from just 1,289 in July.
Ampere Vehicles Pvt Ltd, which sold 6,319 vehicles last month, saw a marginal increase to 6,396 units sold.
In an effort to drive the adoption of electric two-wheelers and battery switching infrastructure, Hero Electric is partnering with Jio-bp to strengthen mobility solutions for electric two-wheelers.
Hero Electric’s customers are expected to gain access to Jio-bp’s widespread charging and swapping network, which is also open to other vehicles.
A recent report shows that only 1 percent of household consumers plan to buy an e-scooter in the next six months due to safety and performance concerns as the government investigates multiple fires in electric two-wheelers.
About 32 percent of respondents were unconvinced about the safety and performance of electric scooters in August, compared to 17 percent in March this year — as more than two dozen electric two-wheelers caught fire in March and April, community social media platform LocalCircles.
After more than two dozen electric two-wheelers caught fire in March and April, about 7,000 units were “voluntarily” recalled by electric scooter manufacturers such as Ola,
The government has set up a committee of experts from the Center for Fire, Explosive and Environment Safety (CFEES) and the Indian Institute of Science to conduct detailed research and prepare ‘quality-oriented’ guidelines for EV manufacturers, which are expected to be released shortly. will be released.
The impact of EV fires is that only 1 percent of more than 11,000 respondents said they plan to buy an e-scooter in the next 6 months.
Nearly 5 percent said they would like to buy but were “unconvinced about the infrastructure available for e-scooters where I live/work” and 7 percent said they don’t have the money to buy e-scooters.
While there are people eager to buy e-scooters, concerns about safety and performance are increasing.
“It is critical for government and industry to gain consumer confidence,” the report said.
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