Gurugram, June 18, 2020: Okinawa, one of India’s leading electric two-wheeler manufacturers that strongly emphasizes Make in India has announced sales of over 1000 scooters post lockdown. The brand has been able to achieve these impressive sales nos. within a month, since resuming operations post the government relaxing rules on the economic activities. What’s impressive is that these sales no. has been achieved with 60-70% touchpoints operational out of a total of 350+ dealers Pan India. The company partially resumed its operations across dealerships on May 11, 2020, with a 25 percent workforce and strict safety measures for COVID 19 prevention. Despite all the limitations, Okinawa has already dispatched over 1200 vehicles in the 1st month of Operation after strict lockdown.
How did Okinawa achieve the numbers despite of Covid-19 situation
Amidst COVID-19 spread, the company had issued an advisory to its dealership network on maintaining safety measures as they resume operations. The brand has been taking all the necessary precautions in terms of the safety of its stakeholders. All the products are sanitized before getting dispatched from the assembly at the manufacturing unit and dealer partners sanitize post receiving the products at Dealership. To ensure the safety of the customers and dealers, proper thermal screening is conducted at all the dealerships of Okinawa, as per the advisory issued by the company.
Okinawa has reached the milestone number of retailing 1000 electric vehicles in the current difficult times when not all the dealerships are fully operational, which highlights the growing demand of EVs among users. Okinawa also tops the chart in high-speed electric scooter sales in India in FY2020 and the only EV player to cross 10,000 figure in India.
Jeetender Sharma – Managing Director said
We have witnessed a good demand in the market for electric scooters. We have retailed over 1000 electric scooters despite limited dealerships operational during the current COVID 19 outbreak. This has indeed encouraged us, as we understand that the market is gaining its strength back. We also anticipate that, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, a lot of people would want to avoid using public transport, which might increase the demand for new vehicles for Personal Mobility. With the increasing awareness around the economic viability of electric vehicles, we might witness a sharp inclination towards EVs among the buyers
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Okinawa further plans to accelerate its marketing activities to spread awareness about EV adoption. Amidst the COVID-19 scenario, Okinawa also announced a hike in dealer margin from 8 percent to 11 percent to enable its dealer network to make more profits. The brand has been adhering to strict operating procedures and is committed to the health and well- being of its stakeholders.
Founded in 2015 by Mr. Jeetender Sharma-MD and Mrs. Rupali Sharma-Chairperson. Okinawa is one of the fastest-growing and most disruptive Indian automobile companies today. Okinawa –also the first company to get FAME-II approval is a 100% Indian electric two-wheeler manufacturing company with a focus on ‘Make in India’. By producing high-speed e-scooters and bikes, the company is contributing to the growth of e-vehicles in India. By steadily creating viable alternatives to petrol and diesel vehicles, the company is delivering on its brand aim to #PowertheChange. The company is headquartered in Gurugram and the manufacturing facility is in Bhiwadi, Rajasthan. The brand has over 350+ dealerships across the country.