The new manufacturing facility located in Hosur, Tamil Nadu has an installed capacity of 500,000 units per annum and will produce the Ather 450 Plus and the 450X e-scooters.
The much talked about Ather Energy production facility in Hosur, Tamil Nadu, is now operational. The new facility sees the electric two-wheeler start-up move its manufacturing from a small plant within Bengaluru, to a massive 400,000 sq.ft. unit. Ather signed an MoU with the Government of Tamil Nadu under the latter’s EV policy, and the state government released the first images of the new plant. The manufacturing plant will be building the Ather 450 Plus and the 450X electric scooters as the brand expands its sales network pan India.
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— Guidance Tamil Nadu (@Guidance_TN) February 2, 2021
Ather’s new manufacturing plant is said to have an installed capacity of 500,000 units per annum. The plant will not only build the brand’s electric scooters but also the lithium-ion batteries used in the offerings. At the time of signing the MoU, Ather had said that the new plant will create a number of job opportunities in the region, with over 4000 employees trained in requisite skills in the EV sector over the next 5 years.
Meanwhile, Ather Energy will continue to be headquartered in Bengaluru and the new facility will closely work with the company’s R&D centres in the city. Ather’s current production capacity stands at 35,000-40,000 units annually and the new manufacturing plant sees a massive hike in the company’s annual production volumes.
At present, Ather has a presence in a handful of cities across India including Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, and Ahmedabad. Cities like Delhi, Kozhikode, Kochi, among others are next on the company’s plans to expand its sales network. Apart from Ather, Ola Electric is also planning to set-up shop in Tamil Nadu for its electric scooters and also tied up with the Tamil Nadu state government under the EV policy.