Rumour: Ola Electric faces production delays

Ola Electric is currently producing about 150 scooters per day.

Ola Electric’s foray into the electric 2-wheeler market has been marred by delays. Having launched the S1 and S1 Pro in August this year, the company had to postpone deliveries until December. Now, reports suggest that Ola could be facing more production delays.

According to a media report, Ola Electric is currently producing about 150 scooters per day, which is quite low considering the company has over 90,000 orders to meet.

The report states that Ola is struggling to iron out manufacturing issues. The company’s body shop is said to be operating at half capacity, while the paint shop is yet to become operational. It is said that mass production of the S1 and S1 Pro e-scooters is likely to be pushed back until at least January 2022.

According to Varun Dubey, Chief Marketing Officer, Ola Electric, the company’s manufacturing unit is operational with an automated weld line, battery line, general assembly line and a paint shop. While he didn’t reveal the actual production, he did attribute the delays to the global semiconductor shortage.

Ola Electric had delivered the first 100 e-scooters to customers in Bangalore and Chennai on December 16.

Source: Bloomberg

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