Hero Electric looks at exporting two-wheelers from 2019
New Delhi: Hero Electric is planning to export two-wheeler from 2019 to multiple nations which include regions in the Asian and African continent.
According to a report in PTI, the company aims to double its sales in the current fiscal. It had sold around 30,000 electric two- wheelers in the previous fiscal.
“Although our primary focus remains domestic market, we will start some exports to some Asian and African countries from next year,” Hero Electric Managing Director Naveen Munjal told PTI.
The quantum of overseas shipments would remain small as compared to domestic market where it aims to sell over one lakh units by 2020-21, he added.
Munjal further said, “We aim to double our sales this fiscal and again next fiscal. We are looking at sales of over 1 lakh units per annum by 2020-21,” Munjal said.
He said that the company’s sales network is also likely to double to nearly 900 dealerships from the current 450 by that period.
Munjal added that the company will augment production capacity at its Ludhiana plant to around 80,000 units by April next year and is also looking to invest in a new facility in south India.
On new models, he said that the company would “launch at least two new models each year” going ahead.
Hero Electric currently has a portfolio of four models. The company’s products now come with lithium ion batteries offering better range and acceleration.
When asked about challenges being faced by the manufacturers in the electric mobility segment, Munjal said that the biggest hindrance was “lack of long term strategy” on part of the government.
“There is lot of ambiguity in terms of policy and the way ahead. A long term policy would help us plan better,” he added.
Hero Electric Wednesday unveiled third chapter of Super Sikh Run, a half marathon event. The company is the lead sponsor of the race which is scheduled to be held on December 9.