The company has already revealed the launch date of Okhi 90. This electric scooter will be made available for sale on 24 March 2022. The test model of the Okhi 90 has been spied several times during road testing. The electric scooter gets a large front cowl, LED headlight, LED DRLs, chrome rear view mirrors, LED turn indicator and digital instrument cluster.
Apart from this, the scooter will also get step-up seat, bigger grab rail, alloy wheels and LED tail light. The company claims that the design of the scooter is inspired by a motorcycle, so the driving experience will be similar to that of a motorcycle. This scooter is equipped with features like LED instrument cluster, Bluetooth and e-SIM connectivity. Through the smartphone application, information about the scooter’s range, riding habit, navigation and charging station will be available.
Okinawa has not yet shared information about the Okhi 90’s battery, range and electric motor. However, the company is expected to offer it with a lithium-ion battery pack, which will enable the scooter to deliver a range of 150 km on a single charge. The speed of the scooter can be limited to 80 kilometers per hour. The price of the Okhi 90 has not been announced yet. Hopefully the company will share its complete information soon.
Let us inform that Okinawa has inaugurated its second manufacturing plant in India on 14 February. The plant has been made fully operational and will help the company meet the growing demand for electric scooters. The new plant, located in Bhiwadi, Rajasthan, will help Okinawa expand its objective of local production.
Okinawa has informed that the plant in Bhiwadi will employ over 250 people in various functional areas and will help the company increase its production capacity which is currently 1,80,000 units per year from the first facility located in Alwar. The company is focusing on expanding customer touchpoints in metro cities as well as in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities.
In India, Okinawa electric scooters compete with some of the biggest manufacturers in the two-wheeler electric scooter segment like Ather, Hero Electric, Ola Electric. Okinawa has already announced to ramp up production of electric scooters. The company had said that it would manufacture one million electric scooters per year. At present, the company is manufacturing 5 to 6 lakh electric scooters every year.
As of February 2022, Okinawa Autotech continues to be second only to Hero Electric among the top electric two-wheeler manufacturers in India. The company has sold 5,923 units, registering a five-fold increase in sales as of February 2022. In February last year, the company was able to sell only 1,067 units of electric scooters.