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Okinawa Records 2.5 Lakh Production Milestone At Rajasthan Plant

The milestone model was none other than the Praise Pro e-scooter that rolled off production lines at the company’s manufacturing facility in Rajasthan

Okinawa electric scooter production milestone new record
Okinawa electric scooter production milestone – 2.5 lakh

Okinawa Autotech, a leading electric two wheeler maker in India, has achieved a major sales milestone. The company rolled off its 250,000th unit, Praise Pro off production lines from its plant in Rajasthan. This milestone production figure has been achieved 8 years after the company commenced operations in India in 2015 while it entered markets in 2017.

Okinawa Autotech Over the Years

Having commenced operations in 2015, the company introduced the Okinawa Ridge in 2017 followed by the Okinawa Praise. In 2019, Okinawa Autotech became the first OEM to secure Fame II subsidy from the Government of India and expanded its range of electric two wheelers to include the iPraise+, PraisePro, Lite and R30.

Okinawa Autotech journey over the years
Okinawa Autotech journey over the years

Okinawa later introduced India’s first customizable B2B electric two-wheeler called the Okinawa Dual in 2020. It reached a sales milestone of 1 lakh units in 2021 and in the same year opened its Okinawa Galaxy Stores. Last year, the company brought in the Okinawa OKHI-90 and started production at a second plant in Rajasthan.

As on date, Okinawa has a total of 540+3S touch points spread across the country with a target to expand to 1000+ dealerships by 2025. A recent partnership entered into with Tacita has seen the opening of a new R&D Center in Italy wherein the company plans to invest Euros 25 million (Rs 218 crores) over the next three years. The company also plans to bring its first electric cruiser motorcycle sometime soon. It will boast of the latest in technology along with the best in class performance in its segment.

Okinawa Praise Pro Electric Scooter In Top 10 Scooters List - July 2022
Okinawa Praise Pro Electric Scooter

Okinawa EV 2.5 Lakh Sales Milestone

What makes this production milestone an even more momentous occasion is that Okinawa is the first, and, currently the only electric vehicle maker to have achieved this sales target. The automaker has also set targets to achieve sales of 1 million (10 lakh) units by 2025 and plans a series of new products for the Indian market.

Apart from the Praise Pro, the company portfolio also includes the IPraise+, Okhi-90 and Ridge+. By achieving this production milestone of 2,50,000th electric two wheeler, the company estimates a saving of around Rs 12.5 billion by way of fuel cost while auto emissions have been reduced by 300.3 million kgs.

Okinawa Praise Pro e-scooter

Okinawa Praise Pro is their best seller. It is priced at Rs 99,465 (ex-showroom). It is powered by a 1 kW BLDC motor along with a 2 kWh removable lithium ion battery pack which together produces 2.5 kW and allows for a top speed of 58 km/h. Charging time is 2-3 hours with a range of 88 kms in Sports mode. On board features include LED headlamp with DRLs, a fully digital LCD instrument cluster, central locking with anti-theft alarm, keyless start and USB port. Suspension and braking is via telescopic fork in front and twin shocks at the rear along with front disc and rear drum brake setup.

Okinawa Autotech was at No.12 on the list of two wheeler retail sales in Feb 2023. They recorded sales of 3,837 units in the past month, a YoY de-growth of 35.23 percent over 5,924 units sold in Feb 2023.

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