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Ola to Have its Largest Manufacturing Plant to be Run by Women Entirely

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Ola’s electric factory in Tamil Nadu is known to rise as the world's largest electric two-wheeler manufacturing plant. But now it will also be known as the largest factory to be run entirely by women.

Ola’s Chairman and Group CEO Bhavish Aggarwal declared on Twitter that the entire facility will be run 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!".

Aggarwal went on to say that the focus is on assisting women in the country to attain parity with men in the workplace. “We've put a lot of money into training and upskilling people in key manufacturing skills, and they'll be in charge of the whole production of every car built at Ola Futurefactory. Providing economic possibilities for women improves not just their lives, but also the lives of their families and the entire society”.

Phase one is nearing completion, and when fully operational, it will be able to produce two million units per year. It would meet demand both in India and abroad, especially in the US, where deliveries are expected to begin next year.

Ola Electric likewise wants to build and extend its charging infrastructure, while Aggarwal believes that setting up low-cost, slow-charging terminals in parking lots is the way to go.

The Ola Electric S1 and S1 Pro scooters are built at the Ola Electric plant. Phase one is nearing completion, and when fully operational, it will be able to produce two million units per year. It would meet demand both in India and abroad, especially in the United States, where deliveries are expected to begin next year.

The Ola Electric factory, which spans 500 acres, is the product of a $2.400-crore MoU signed with the Tamil Nadu state government in December of last year. The plant's site acquisition was completed in January of this year, and construction began in late February.

Apart from the all-women workforce, Ola Electric claims the plant would employ 5,000 robots and automated guided vehicles once it is fully operational.

The company's first product, the Ola S1 electric scooter, has already been released in the market for a starting price of Rs. 1 lakh (ex showroom). For individuals who reserved a unit through the internet channel, deliveries are expected to begin in October. In fact, the business has no intentions to establish an on-ground dealer network, opting instead for a direct-to-consumer sales model.

The range of the S1 and S1 electric scooters is 120 km and 180 km, respectively. The e-scooter, according to Ola Electric, can reach 40 kmph in three seconds and has a top speed of 115 kmph. The e-scooter comes in ten colour variations and can be charged to 50% in 18 minutes using Ola Hypercharger stations.

Ola Electric likewise wants to build and extend its charging infrastructure, while Aggarwal believes that setting up low-cost, slow-charging terminals in parking lots is the way to go.

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