The Noida based start-up has also entered the e-commerce segment in India and plans to setup a bigger manufacturing unit – currently scouting locations in UP and Maharashtra.
One Electric today announced that deliveries and registrations of their flagship electric motorcycle, KRIDN® have started in Kenya, with 4 more African countries to open soon. The vehicle comes with a top speed of 95 km/h, acceleration of 0-60 km/h in under 6 seconds and a range of 110 km.
Interestingly, the motorcycle has been launched with a swappable battery in Africa as opposed to a fixed battery system offered in India.
Gaurav Uppal, CEO One Electric said, “We have designed ‘KRIDN’ for tough road conditions, heavy loading and high temperatures, which answers the needs of African, Indian and South American markets. We are probably the first Indian EV (2W) company to design, build, manufacture and export our EVs to Africa, challenging the dominance of Chinese companies. The robust structure, comfortable seats, metal body and high power/speed is exactly what replaces the stock petrol motorcycles. In Africa, motorcycles are a very important part of the transport system and we are striving to become a serious player in that market.”
After Africa, the company is planning to enter the European and South American market in 2022.
“Keeping export markets at par with India is a strategic decision we have taken based on a global vision for KRIDN. One of the reasons is lower price point resistance. However more importantly, we believe that having a bigger market base globally, will help us grow at a much faster rate, in terms of both numbers and product evolution. Our first year target for exports is 3000 units”, Gaurav adds.
Abhijeet Shah – CTO, further adds, “Along with the exciting developments in the exports market, we have also successfully completed multi city trials for the e-commerce segment with one of India’s largest players. This and with the sudden increase in B2C demand has forced us to advance our plans for setting up a large scale manufacturing facility. We are currently exploring options in Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra for our facility. We are planning to move quickly and start production from the new facility by end of this year.”
One Electric is currently working with its select 25 dealerships across 6 states in India and has decided not to expand its dealership network for the time being.
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