Hero Electric sells the maximum number of electric two-wheelers in July and surpasses the sales of Ather Energy, Ola Electric, and Okinawa Autotech. Ola Electric and Ather Energy are continuously seeing a drop in their sales amid fire incidents.
According to the latest data, Ather Energy only sold 1,095 electric two-wheelers in July from 3,829 units in June. This is the largest drop among EV manufacturers.
The Ola Electric, a Bhavish Aggarwal-run company, sold 3,690 vehicles in July, a substantial drop from the 5,891 vehicles it sold in June. To date, the company has sold 45,698 vehicles.
Ola Electric sold 12,705 electric vehicles in April and 9,258 in the month of May at its peak before the fires that rocked the country.
Hero Electric topped the EV market in India with a total of 8,474 registered vehicles. This is an increase from the 6,504 units in June. It has sold 52,559 vehicles in 2022, which indicates an increase in its vehicles.
Okinawa sold 7,717 electric two-wheelers in July. This was up from the 6,984 that it sold in June. This year, the company has sold 54,835 EVs as of July 30.
According to VAHAN data, Ampere Vehicles sold 6,542 vehicles in June. This was followed by a decrease in July to 5,980 vehicles. The total number of vehicles sold in this year’s fiscal year is 39,769.
Ola Electric stated last month that they are prepared to recognize the effects of supply chain constraints on cell shortages.
Union Road Transport and Highways Minister, Nitin Gadkari told Parliament last week that all the electric-two-wheeler companies were served with show-cause notices after their vehicles caught on fire due to battery problems.
He stated that the Ministry had established a committee to recommend safety standards for battery components and related systems.
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways based on information about fire incidents has sent a show-cause notification to the CEOs and MDs of two-wheeler electric scooter makers to explain why they should not invoke the Motor Vehicles Act.
According to the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, the Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) issued notices this week to four to five electric-two-wheeler manufacturers in response to several consumer complaints about battery explosions and fire incidents.
Several complaints were received by the CCPA from electric-two-wheeler owners.
The Defence Research and Development Organisation was also informed. A DRDO probe revealed battery cell defects and battery design problems in almost all EV fires.