Hero Beats Ola, Ather To Become #1 Electric Scooter Brand In India! How Did This Happen?

Guess who is leading the EV sales chart for the month of July?

It is Hero Electric! Hero Electric has sold maximum number of EV two-wheelers in the month of July and overthrown its competitors. 

Hero has been leading the chart.

The devil resides in the trough than crest, as the sales of Ather Energy and Ola Electric have seen the biggest dip as customers are avoiding these brands due to the reported battery fire incidents and government probes.

Ather’s Appalling 71% MoM Sales Drop

In the month of June, Ather Energy sold 3,829 units, however in the month of July the number has dropped to 1,095 as per the data. This is the biggest drop among the EV manufacturers.

Ola Electric which has sold 45,698 vehicles to date this year, sold only 3,690 vehicles in this month as compared to 5,891 vehicles in the month of June.

When you look at the numbers prior to the fire episodes, then we can see that Ola Electric had sold 12,705 EVs in April and 9,258 in May.

According to the VAHAN data, the with a total tally of 39,769 sold this year, Ampere Vehicles Pvt Ltd which sold 6,542 vehicles in June saw a drop in July to 5980 vehicles.

Hero Electric, Okinawa See Increased MoM Sales

On the contrary, leading the EV two-wheeler market in the country is Hero Electric, selling 8,474 vehicles in July as compared to 6,504 in June. 

In all it has sold 52,559 vehicles this year, indicating an uptick in its vehicles. 

Second to Hero Electric is Okinawa, which sold 7,717 EV 2-wheelers in July as compared to 6,984 in June. The company has so far sold 54,835 EVs this year (till July 30).

Previously, show-cause notices were served to companies CEOs and MDs whose vehicles caught fire owing to battery issues. In order to prevent the same, a committee of experts was constituted by the Ministry led by Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari.

In the light of complaints raised by the consumers over battery explosions and fire incidents, notices to four to five EV two-wheeler makers were issued by The Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA), which comes under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs.

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