In a major move, Ola electric has acquired Amsterdam-based electric scooter manufacturer Etergo. Ola electric is mulling to launch its own two-wheelers globally next year, which will be manufactured in India.
Etergo has raised about $23.3M to date from German automakers and through crowdfunding.
Bhavish Aggarwal, founder of Ola Electric said “future of mobility is electric, and the post-Covid-19 world presents an opportunity for us to accelerate the adoption of electric mobility globally.
Etergo, is known for making a fully electric AppScooter—the world’s first electric scooter to run Android apps with inbuilt GPS, access to 4G connectivity and electrically-controlled locks is now owned by Ola.
The AppScooter uses high energy density batteries to deliver a range of up to 240 km. Ola is running several pilots to deploy electric vehicles and charging solutions in Gurugram, Bengaluru and Nagpur with a focus on two- and three-wheelers.
According to reports, Ola had initially invested close to Rs 50 crore in a project to build a charging infrastructure and get in more than 200 electric vehicles.
Earlier this month, Pawan Munjal, the chairman and managing director of Hero MotoCorp, invested about $1 million in Ola Electric through his family trust. Last year, Ola Electric Mobility had raised Rs 1,725 crore from SoftBank, valuing the company at close to $1 billion.