Okinawa has announced that its first electric bike- Oki100, is going to be a 100 % localized Make in India product. The brand has been promoting PM Modi’s vision of ‘Make in India’ in the Indian electric vehicle segment and in line with the same vision, Okinawa has shared that except for the battery cells, all the components of the upcoming Oki100 will be manufactured in India.
Their upcoming electric bike, the Oki100, is capable of hitting a 100kmph mark (claimed) and has a lithium-ion battery base. The bike’s prototype was unveiled at the Auto Expo 2018 and the production-ready bikes are expected to be launched in the third quarter of the financial year 2020-21.
“We welcome PM Modi’s vision of ‘vocal for local’. To accelerate the same Okinawa has announced a 100 percent ‘Make in India’ electric bike. Currently, Okinawa offers maximum localization of electric vehicles, which is 88 percent. With our upcoming electric bike, we are taking the localization level up to 100 percent. All the components of electric motorcycle will be manufactured and sourced from local suppliers. We expect this to boost local suppliers’ domain and inspire all the EV startups to go ‘Vocal for local’,” said Mr. Jeetender Sharma, MD, Okinawa.
The brand plans to provide its customers with a wide array of 100 percent localized electric two-wheelers. In order to accomplish the same, they will also be widening the local supplier base in India. Okinawa, which is also the first company to receive a FAME 2 approval in electric two-wheeler segment, aims to fuel the localization factor in the electric vehicle industry in India through its efforts and cutting edge technology.