Yongsung Kim will be the new Head of Global Sales & Distribution at Ola Electric, and he will oversee both India as well as the international market. Kim has been in the automotive industry for 35 years with Hyundai Motor and Kia.
Ola Electric today announced the appointment of Yongsung Kim as Head of Global Sales & Distribution, overseeing India and international markets. Kim has been in the automotive industry for 35 years with Hyundai Motor and Kia. Yongsung brings global automotive sales experience from around the world, including North America, Europe, UK, Middle East, Africa, ASEAN, Asia Pacific and of course India where he spent several years, first with Hyundai Motor and then with Kia, to build their market-leading presence in India.
Kim will lead both the domestic and international strategy for sales and go-to-market for Ola Electric as it gears up to launch its first electric scooter across India and multiple international markets including Europe and the UK, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia.
Talking about his new role, YS Kim said “With this new assignment, I also returned to India, where I had spent several years in the sales teams of Hyundai Motors and Kia, so it is doubly satisfying for me and a great opportunity to work together towards putting India on the world EV map”
Ola’s upcoming electric two-wheeler will be entirely made in-house and this includes components like the motor, the battery as well as the vehicle computer. Ola has already said that it will be big on performance and range and of course will be priced very aggressively.
To manufacture the scooter, Ola is building the Ola Futurefactory, with its first phase expected to be operational this summer and the full factory ready by next year. Built over 500 acres, the 10-million annual capacity Ola Futurefactory will be the world’s largest two-wheeler factory, producing a vehicle every 2 seconds at full capacity. It will be the world’s most advanced with over 3000 robots powered by Ola’s proprietary AI and it will be the greenest with 100 acres of forest on site and a fully carbon negative operations.