NEW DELHI: Ola Electric chief Bhavish Agarwal on Monday announced the FutureFactory will be run entirely by women.
“We welcomed the first batch this week and at full capacity, Futurefactory will employ over 10,000 women, making it the world’s largest women-only factory and the only all-women automotive manufacturing facility globally,” Agarwal said.
Ola claims its facility will be the world’s largest two-wheeler factory with a total annual capacity of 10 million vehicles (ready by 2022). The Ola FutureFactory is built on 500 acres and is located in Krishnagiri district, Tamil Nadu.
According to Agarwal, the company has invested significantly to train and upskill them in core manufacturing skills and they will be responsible for the entire production of every vehicle manufactured at Ola Futurefactory.
“Providing women parity in the labor workforce can grow India’s GDP by 27%,” said Agarwal quoting studies, and added For India to be the world’s manufacturing hub, we must prioritize upskilling and generating employment for our women workforce.
Ola launched S1 and S1 Pro electric scooters, starting at Rs 99,999 onwards. The e-scooters will be available in 10 colours in satin, matte and glossy finishes. The Ola S1 comes with iconic twin headlamps, ergonomic and fluidic body, superior alloy wheels, sculpted seating, and the largest boot space that fits two helmets comfortably.
The S1 Pro will offer a range of 181 kilometers, acceleration of 0-40 kmph in 3.0 seconds, and a top speed of 115 kmph. It has a 3.97kWh of battery capacity and the most powerful motor in the category with 8.5 KW of peak power.
Earlier during the launch of its electric scooters, Ola chief announced ‘Mission Electric’, pledging no petrol two-wheeler will be sold in India after 2025. “This is a mission that we are putting forward to the industry and to the consumers to reject petrol and fully commit to electric,” he said.

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