Okinawa electric scooter sales have crossed 1000 units within a month post complete lockdown. This comes from partial resumption of its sales channels.
Looks like coronavirus (COVID-19) has changed the way we travel. The threat of the pandemic has made people avoid using public transport, and more and more people are opting for personal vehicles.
Even among personal vehicles, the government’s push for electric vehicles seems to have started bearing fruits. The testimony to the fact is the latest announcement that comes from Okinawa. The Gurugram based electric two-wheeler maker has just announced that it has sold over 1000 units of its electric scooters in just a month since the brand resumed operations post complete lockdown.
What makes it even more interesting is the fact that they have achieved this feat with just 60-70% of their touchpoints being operational, out of their total 350+ dealerships across India.
Okinawa resumed operations partially on May 11, 2020, with 25% workforce ensuring safety precautions against the pandemic. Okinawa has also announced that they have already dispatched over 1200 vehicles in the first month of operations post lockdown.
The company has also shared that the brand also tops the chart in high-speed electric scooters in India during FY2020, and they are the only EV player to cross 10,000 units figure in India. On this occasion, Mr. Jeetender Sharma, the MD of the company, said that they have witnessed a good demand in the market for electric scooters, and believe that the market is gaining its strength back, as a lot of people are avoiding public transport due to COVID-19.
The brand, founded in 2015, has also announced a hike in dealer margin from 8 percent to 11 percent to enable its dealer network to make more profits during these uncertain times (more details).
– Moin Ahmed