Ola’s electric scooter factory to be World’s Largest factory run by women; 10,000 women to get jobs
Ola Electric company has made a big announcement after launching its first electric scooter in the Indian market. Ola co-founder Bhavish Agarwal said that Ola will open an electric scooter factory in India that will be run entirely by women.
He said that more than 10 thousand women would get job opportunities in this factory. He also said that it will be world’s first largest motor vehicle manufacturing plant run entirely by women.
The Ola electric scooter plant will be established in Tamil Nadu.
Bhavish Agarwal claimed that this would be the world’s largest women-run factory and the only automotive manufacturing facility of its kind in the world.
Announcing the news, Aggarwal wrote on Twitter that the entire facility will be powered by women. “Aatmanirbhar Bharat requires Aatmanirbhar women! Proud to share that the Ola Futurefactory will be run ENTIRELY by women, 10,000+ at full scale! It’ll be the largest all-women factory in the world!.”
This will be the first time a factory will be run by women only.
“We have made significant investments in core manufacturing skills to train and skill them, and they will be responsible for the entire production of every vehicle manufactured at the Ola Future factory,” Agarwal said in a blog post on Monday.
Aggarwal said that the phase one is near completion. And it would be able to roll out two million units per year at full capacity.
The factory will tend to the demand in the Indian market as well as overseas markets, including the US where deliveries are scheduled to begin from next year.
Aggarwal said that only when women get equal opportunities in the labor force then can the GDP of the country will increase by 27 percent.
The Ola Electric factory signined a ₹2,400-crore MoU with the Tamil Nadu state government in December of last year for a factory that is spread over 500 acres of area. The land acquisition for the plant was completed in January this year and the construction work began by late February.
After the factory building is completed, it will add 5,000 robots and automated guided vehicles to the facility along with the all-women workforce.
The company first e-scooter Ola S1 electric scooter made its debut in the market with a starting price of ₹1 lakh (ex showroom). Deliveries are scheduled to begin from October for those who have reserved a unit using the online channel.
The S1 and S1 electric scooters have impressive range of around 120 kms and 180 kms, respectively. The company claimed that the scooter can reach up to 40 kmph in just three seconds and has a top speed of 115 kmph.
The Ola Electric Scooter is available in 10 colour options, the e-scooter can be powered to 50% in 18 minutes using Ola Hypercharger points.