Hero Electric is in plans to train over 20,000 roadside mechanics across the country to deal with any issue that its green mobility customers may face as part of its plans to instill confidence in buyers. It plans to do this over the next 3 years.
The company sold around 53,000 electric two-wheelers last year and now it also aims to set up around 20,000 charging stations across the country to ease range anxiety issues.
The process has already started and it has trained 4,000 mechanics and has also installed around 1,500 charging points till date.
The company is aiming to sell 1 lakh units in 2021-22 fiscal, thus doubling its sales over 2020-21 fiscal where it dispatched around 53,000 electric two wheelers. The company will also be expanding its production capacity in the current fiscal.
Next year, the company would start looking at another plant which would take the total installed production capacity to close to 10 lakh units per annum in the next few years. Currently, it has a manufacturing plant in Ludhiana and two large distribution hubs at Hosur (Karnataka) and Patna (Bihar).The company has earmarked around Rs 700 crore to expand and modernise its production facilities, strengthen supply chain and other operational competencies.
Hero Electric is taking advantage as the awareness increases about EVs and the market is also expanding. The company is tying up with all kinds of food delivery entities, e-commerce firms and other such companies to scale up the business vertical.