Ampere electronic scooter achieves a milestone of one lakh customers in 400 towns of India

The E-mobility arm of Greaves Cotton Limited has achieved 1 Lakh customers in over 400 towns in India the sales include Ampere and ELE brands both.

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The E-mobility arm of Greaves Cotton Limited achieved a considerable milestone. They have a base customer of 1 Lakh over 400 towns in India. The sales include Ampere and ELE brands both. Noida-based three-wheeler Bestway Agencies is acquired by Ampere vehicles. In that, it has a 74 percent stake. The ELE brand is selling e-rickshaws under them. 

The demand for electric vehicles has increased due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The personal means of transport has gained importance during this period. People are finding electric scooters feasible due to the rise in fuel prices. The electric scooters are sought after by students, office goers, last-mile delivery operators, and fleet operators. New FAME II policies with recent subsidies given by the government, people are opting for electric vehicles which lead to increased sales.

Ampere vehicles are expanding its base to over 500 touchpoints. It will include 350 dealerships in the e-scooter segment and 165 dealers in ELE e-rickshaws. After-sales service, an impressive retail network and, trained mechanics have helped them in marking their presence. Floored by this success, the company has announced to invest Rs 700 crores over ten years. The investment will be for a new factory in Ranipet, Tamil Nadu. The facility will have state-of-the-art e-mobility manufacturing plants. 

Ampere scooters have become more affordable following the changes in FAME II subsidies. It offers the aid of 50 percent on Rs 15,000 per kWh electric bikes and scooters. The state governments also give complimentary benefits. In the state of Gujarat, AmepreMagnus and Zeal have become cheaper by Rs. 27,000. Ampere Magnus and Zeal are available at Rs. 47,990 and Rs. 41,990 in Gujarat individually. These two electric scooters come with a speed of 55 km/h. It can run up to 75 km on a full charge. What has helped in increasing the sale is the lightweight body, comfortable riding experience, lithium-ion batteries, and low running cost of Rs 0.15 paise/km.