Wise men say the future of mobility is electric. It would seem Ola CEO and co-founder Bhavish Aggarwal has taken this prediction to heart. While Ola has been charging its electric mobility dreams for over three-and-a-half years now, its biggest bet came earlier this week. On Monday, the company announced its plan to set up the world’s largest electric two-wheeler manufacturing facility at Hosur, an industrial town in north Tamil Nadu, bordering Karnataka.
Indian ride-hailing firm Ola, backed by Japan’s SoftBank Group, said on Monday it planned to invest 24 billion rupees ($326 million) to set up a factory in the southern state of Tamil Nadu to produce electric scooters. The plant will have an initial annual capacity to produce two million scooters and will create nearly 10,000 jobs, Ola said in a statement, as it gears up to launch electric scooters in the coming months.