Driving forward India’s EV revolution
In the past few months, even as Bengaluru was slowly recovering from the brutality inflicted by COVID-19, about 140 km away, at a large factory spread across 500 acres of land, there is hope being engineered.
More precisely, around 4,000 workers have been toiling away relentlessly to ensure Ola Future Factory is ready to manufacture its first batch of two million electric vehicle (EV) scooters by 2021-end and spearhead India's green revolution -- a promise that seemed a tad audacious when Ola Co-Founder and Group CEO Bhavish Aggarwal initially announced the company's ambitious plan to lead India's EV revolution nearly four years ago.
And that's the bold dream, powered by a relentless drive to disrupt and take on challenges, that has shaped Bhavish Aggarwal's pursuit of defining the future of mobility.
He did it in 2010 when Ola first started its ride-hailing business. And now in 2021, he is doing it again with Ola's Mission Electric, where he envisions all two-wheelers in India will be EVs by 2025.
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Before you go, stay inspired with…
Bhavish Aggarwal, Co-founder and CEO, Ola
“For us to be a leader in the world, we have to lead the technologies of the future to build them in India. We have to build world-class products from India, and I believe, Indians have the best talent and access to capital and now the market. It is with that vision that we started Ola Electric.”