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Okinawa Announces Launch Of Its Biggest Electric Vehicle Factory In India

In Karoli, Rajasthan, Okinawa Autotech has announced the opening of a new factory. Modern manufacturing will be the hallmark of the new facility. This is Okinawa’s third plant after their two factories in Rajasthan. This factory will be spread across 30 acres. The brand claims that it will provide employment to more than 5000 people. Okinawa claims that this plant is expected to become India’s largest, fully integrated electric two-wheeler plant.

A 500 Crore investment is expected in this new facility by Okinawa Autotech. The company claims that this new facility will be made functional from October 2023.

Okinawa recently partnered with Italian electric scooter manufacturer Tacita. Okinawa will produce vehicles either from its electric scooter lineup or from its electric bike lineup as part of a joint venture. Okinawa claims that these products will be rolled out from this new plant. The vehicles produced in this facility will be meant for both domestic and international markets.

The new plant will be fully automatic for electric two-wheelers and the automation for powertrain manufacturing. The new Okinawa plant will get an in-house automatic robotic battery manufacturing unit along with an in-house Motor and Controller Plant.
Plastic body parts will be molded by robotic automation at the factory, and the paint shop will be localized to facilitate the production process.

Apart from just ramping up the production, the company will use the facility to concentrate on innovation by improving the R&D facility, warehouse, and supplier park.

Jeetender Sharma, Founder and MD, Okinawa Autotech, said, “As the market leader in the electric two-wheeler segment, we are committed to addressing the most significant issues faced by the sector. The R&D facilities planned in the mega factory will be futuristic to ensure we meet the sector’s demand ahead. The mega factory will not only concentrate on the manufacturing of vehicles. It will also have a supplier park that will take account of motor, controllers, battery packs and other electrical parts meant to support the complete EV ecosystem.”

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