Hero Electric is expecting huge growth in electric two-wheelers and hence is planning to invest Rs 700 crore over the next three-four years to increase its plant capacity from 75,000 units to 10 lakh units. In the first phase, the capacity will be increased to 3 lakh units.
Recently, Mr. Naveen Munjal, MD, Hero Electric spoke to Times of India and said the industry was witnessing doubling of market share each year and would corner at least 10% of the motorcycle and scooter market in five years. Hero Electric, which commands 40% of the market, will continue to keep pace with the growth.
Mr. Munjal commented- “At the current growth rate, the electric two-wheeler market will touch 20 lakh units in five years. With a little bit of a push and more favourable policies, this number could expand to 20% to around 40 lakh units a year.”
The company has sold 53,500 units when the overall market size for two-wheelers has increased from 40,000 units in 2017 to 1.7 lakh units in 2020-21. It has sold 3.5 lakh electric scooters across the country so far.
Presently, the Hero Electric portfolio comprises 13 offerings in six platforms across two segments — city speed and comfort speed. The company also plans to enhance the range within these two categories. It will, however, continue to monitor the demand in the high-speed segment for the time being and enter only when it develops beyond the niche market.