The electric-scooter manufacturing and exporting unit at the Standard Design Modules (SDM) industrial infrastructure facility at Angamaly will be operational in August. The facility is being developed by the Infrastructure Kerala Limited (INKEL).
The electric scooter unit will produce around 200 electric scooters in a month. A Delhi-based company named Parallel Intelligent Transportation Private Limited in collaboration with Carnival Group is implementing the unit at SDM Angamaly in 10,000 sqft. It is learnt that the semi knocked-down kits, imported from China, will be assembled at the unit.
“We are planning an aggressive marketing of the electric scooter across the state. The assembling unit at Angamaly would provide 10 direct employment and many indirect employment. Initially, we are planning to produce electric scooters with a battery capacity of 250W. The scooter could travel 30 km at one time charging at a speed of 60 km/hr. Initially, we would focus on the domestic market but later exporting of electric scooters from the unit will be started,” said a Carnival group official.
He added that the major advantage of an electric scooter is that it is pollution-free.
The SDM facility at Angamaly has a total area of 2,20,000 square feet spread across five floors and is situated on a 2.5-acre land. As many as 40 modules having 5,000 sq.ft space are available on long-term lease for 30 years or on monthly rent.
According to INKEL officials, out of the total area available 60 per cent has been rented out. “A new SDM is coming up adjacent to the earlier one with a total area of 2,70,000 square feet. Application for the same is submitted. Upon receiving the approval the facility will be completed in two years,” sad INKEL executive director N Sasidharan Nair.