Ather Energy began operations at its brand-new production facility in Hosur, Tamil Nadu, on January 2, 2021, and this is the first time that the company has allowed cameras into its new facility. We give you a glimpse of its new production facility.
Hosur plant serves as Ather’s national manufacturing hub
Facility has annual capacity of 1,10,000 scooters
The environment friendly plant produces zero effluents
New Ather Energy plant to cater to increasing demand
Ather Energy has been slowly and steadily expanding its presence in the electric scooter space, and the new plant at Hosur is built to cater to the increasing demand. The company currently has a presence in 27 cities across 15 states and expects to increase its footprint to 40 cities by the end of 2021.
The new Ather factory has an annual capacity of 1,10,000 scooters and 1,20,000 battery packs. This facility will serve as the national manufacturing hub for the company.
This should come as music to the ears of those who have been waiting for their Ather 450X and Ather 450 Plus for some months. In fact, the company is confident of delivering an Ather 450X within a month of the customer booking one.
At present, the new Ather Energy factory produces the Ather 450X and 450 Plus scooter. The company says that, apart from the cells used in the battery pack, the rest of the scooter is manufactured using locally sourced components. So, in effect, 90 percent of the scooter is localised.
Eco-friendly Ather Energy plant
Ather Energy says that the plant generates zero effluents, which helps in reducing the environmental impact of running a production facility; all e-wastes are being handled by authorised recyclers.
Future plans of the Ather Energy plant in Hosur
Apart from manufacturing the electric scooters, the new plant will focus on manufacturing lithium-ion batteries. Ather also plans to pump in Rs 635 crore over the next five years. The plant will create job opportunities for the people in the region, with over 4,000 employees being trained over a period of time.