Ather Energy, makers of 450X electric scooter, has commenced production of their electric vehicles and batteries at their new EV manufacturing facility in Hosur, Tamil Nadu. The factory is spread over 1,23,000 sq. ft. and will have an annual capacity of 1,10,000 scooters and 1,20,000 battery packs.
The company will reportedly invest Rs. 635 crore over the next 5 years into their manufacturing facilities in India. Supporting the “Make in India” initiative, Ather already has 90% of their production localised in India. They have deliveries in 27 cities across India including Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Hyderabad, etc. and they plan to expand to 40 cities by the end of 2021.
The Hosur factory is built on Industry 4.0 principles and true to the companies vision, there are zero effluents generated and zero water discharge, thanks to clean E-waste management, in-house STP & treated water circulation.
Commenting on the start of factory operations, Tarun Mehta, CEO & Co-founder Ather Energy said:
It’s been a great journey for us so far and the opening of this facility is truly a milestone for Ather. The consumer demand has increased by multiple folds and with us expanding to new markets, this state-of-the-art facility will cater to demand across the country. We are proud of the fact that we designed and built a product from scratch which is in line with the government’s Make in India vision. We are thankful to the Tamil Nadu government and their EV policies which have allowed us to have most of our supplier base in the State making us self reliant.