We have had conversations with a number of EV startups and firms to grasp the present state of affairs on the subject of EV battery security. Our newest dialog was with Nemin Vora, Chief Government Officer, Odysse Electrical Automobiles, who shared his ideas concerning the present laws on EV manufacturing and battery pack meeting in India and in addition, the model’s product and manufacturing growth plans.
Do you suppose we’d like stricter laws on the subject of EV battery growth and manufacturing in India?
We strongly really feel that there’s a want for stricter laws with respect to battery pack manufacturing and growth. Immediately, there are such a lot of battery producers in India who import sub-standard cells, BMS, and so on. from overseas and simply assemble the battery pack and promote it.
At the moment, the usual trade norms to certify the protection and sturdiness of the batteries are relevant solely beneath sure situations. Thus, commonplace certification after thorough testing of each battery manufactured to be used in EVs is the necessity of the hour. It could be advisable that each battery sort utilized in EVs be examined, licensed and authorized by authorities beneath the aegis of NATRiP, and GOI and each EV needs to be registered to make sure that solely authorized and examined Automobiles together with their sub-components are bought within the Indian markets.
How do you guarantee battery security in Odysse EVs to verify no incidents of fireside can happen?
In latest occasions, accidents in EV batteries have raised pink flags throughout the Business. We at Odysse be sure that every Car has a battery that has handed by way of 50+ checkpoints throughout its manufacturing course of and is completely examined by our technicians as nicely previous to becoming them. Nevertheless, as it’s a well-known incontrovertible fact that optimum compatibility of the batteries in Indian climate situations remains to be beneath analysis, we’re repeatedly investing our time and efforts to supply a foolproof battery pack by utilizing heat-reducing sheets and Gel which permits us to scale back warmth era and additional ensures that the warmth is routed out of the field.
What has the client response been like for Odysse EVs? Would you share whole gross sales numbers?
Immediately, the client is able to experiment with new expertise, product and model in the event that they see the worth that we’re creating and expertise the satisfaction in that regard.
The Odysse household has been growing quickly with a really constructive and appreciative opinion about our product vary. Our clients have displayed their satisfaction in direction of our merchandise with respect to the seems, stability and utilization as nicely. Our gross sales have been rising M-O-M and we’ve reached a month-to-month gross sales of 725 models on a mean.
New merchandise within the pipeline
We’ve just lately launched our new Product V2 on 16 Could 2022. We’ve two upcoming launches deliberate on this 12 months which might be a variation in electrical bike and a cargo scooter catering to Final Mile Supply service suppliers.
Product line growth, if any (electrical three-wheelers, electrical cargo two-wheelers)
We’re specializing in solely Electrical 2W i.e. scooters and Bike for now. We’re doing in depth R&D and growing many new merchandise together with upgrading our current fashions.
Enlargement plans (geographically and manufacturing)
As an introduction, Odysee is an organization that’s bootstrapped and we began it with a small set-up in Ahmedabad, Gujarat in 2020. Immediately we’ve expanded our manufacturing to three factories, 1st being in Ahmedabad, 2nd in Mumbai and third in Hyderabad. At the moment, we’ve manufacturing capability of 30000 models yearly.
Inside two years of operations, with the continued pandemic, we’ve established our presence in Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerela, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Telangana and Tamil Nadu. We goal to develop our horizon within the already current states together with reaching out in new states of Chattisgarh, Goa, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal within the close to future.
How would you say the buyer shopping for behaviour differs for EVs compared to their ICE counterparts?
The buyer habits could be very completely different for an EV vis-à-vis ICE. With ICE there are chosen manufacturers and mannequin which individuals desire and simply ebook it even with out calculating the Value of possession over the lifetime of the car. EV Business remains to be at a really nascent stage and due to this fact the shoppers have many questions with respect to rideability, pace, charging choices and so on. Thus, acceptance of an EV is extremely depending on the hand holding an organization gives to its clients throughout the buy and after gross sales as nicely.
Almost about EVs, the choice making of the shoppers isn’t as immediate and relies on their expertise throughout take a look at drives the product, person pleasant options, handy entry to after gross sales providers, gathering evaluations through analysis after which come to a aware choice as as to if he desires to purchase an EV or an ICE.