Okinawa Autotech to supply electric two-wheelers for last mile delivery in association with Welectric

Okinawa Autotech has announced a strategic partnership with Welectric, a company engaged in the business of providing electric two wheelers on lease rental to various corporations and individuals. With this partnership, Okinawa and Welectric will collaborate to focus on working with companies involved in last mile delivery operations across India to help them switch their two wheeler delivery fleet to electric vehicles. Welectric already has a fleet of over 150 electric two-wheelers and plans to scale up its fleet to over 2,000 in the next 12 months. With this partnership, Welectric will procure electric scooters from Okinawa including the latest – Okinawa Dual – India’s first customisable B2B Electric two-wheeler – launched in January this year to propel ‘services on wheels’. This partnership will not only allow businesses to pledge for the environment and social responsibility by using electric vehicles instead of ICE ones but also result in reduced operating costs and improved employee riding convenience.
Commenting on the partnership, Jeetender Sharma, MD & Founder, Okinawa Autotech, states “We are thrilled to partner with Welectric, a digital enabler in the sales, finance, maintenance, and aftermarket services for electric two-wheelers. With the rise of ecommerce and last-mile deliveries fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become imperative for businesses in the delivery segment to consistently innovate, reduce operational costs, and increase efficiency, especially amidst rising fuel prices. I believe that our electric two wheelers will be a superior solution and a good alternative to the people involved in the last mile delivery. This year, we are expecting a mass transition of two wheeler users to electric scooters and this partnership is one step ahead in this direction.”
Vikas Jain, CEO & Founder of Welectric, said, “Okinawa has done extremely well in the B2C market offering various models of electric two wheelers that match their petrol counterparts in pick-up and speed. We have high expectations from their recent model Dual in the B2B market that we are currently focusing on. With this partnership, corporates would now be able to get comprehensive lease rental solutions on the entire range of Okinawa Electric 2Ws. This will make it easier for them to not just procure brand new Electric 2Ws on an OPEX model but also get convenient after sales services like doorstep maintenance, warranty, insurance claim support and refurbishment or upgrade options.”
With the idea to make this process smooth, Okinawa will train the technicians and engineers of Welectric for maintenance of their Okinawa’s products. Currently, the company has six electric scooters in their portfolio in the price range of Rs 50,000 to Rs 1.14 lakh. These are a mix of Li-ion Slow Speed & Li-ion High Speed Scooters, with an average commuting range of 65 to 140km/charge. In the low speed range, Okinawa Autotech offers 3 products namely Okinawa R30, Okinawa Lite, and Okinawa Dual. On the other hand, the 3 high speed products are Okinawa Ridge+, Okinawa Praise Pro, and Okinawa iPraise+. This year, Okinawa is also planning to launch 2 more new high-speed two-wheelers.