Gujarat-based electric vehicles start-up, Greta Electric Scooters, has announced setting up of a new manufacturing unit in Faridabad in Haryana. The new manufacturing facility next to the National Capital has an annual production capacity of 30,000 electric two-wheelers and will manufacture all the models of Greta Electric Scooters.
The EV maker says that the inauguration of this new manufacturing unit, Greta Electric Scooters aims to expand its footprint in the north Indian market. A manufacturing unit in the Delhi-National Capital Region will help the company reduce cost and time to move products and cater to the market.
Mr Raj Mehta, Founder of Greta Electric Scooters, said, “Very excited with the new manufacturing facility in Faridabad. It is yet another step in being more accessible to our customers. This marks our unrelenting commitment to a greener world with a commute that does not harm the environment.”
He added, “We plan to initiate an education drive to get more and more people to go the EV route, our small contribution to government’s pledge for zero-emission by 2030. We intend to look at local talent to fill vacancies that our expansion drive opens up.”
Greta Electric Scooters currently has four electric two-wheelers in its Indian portfolio and all of them claim to offer around 100 km of riding range per charge.
The Indian Electric Vehicle market has grown fast over the years. The increase in the number of EV start ups is an indicator of this growth. The share of electric vehicles in the country grew 163% in 2021 with registration of 3,24,840 EVs compared to the corresponding period the previous year. In December 2021 alone, electric vehicle registrations crossed the 50,000 units mark.
Uttar Pradesh registered the highest sales of EVs in 2021 at 66,702, followed by Karnataka at 33, 307, Tamil Nadu at 30,037, Maharashtra at 29,860 and Delhi at 25,809.