Surat-based electric vehicle startup is coming up with their high-speed bike, Commander
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CXOToday has engaged in an exclusive interview with Mr. Tushar Chhabhaya, Director, Aarya Automobiles
1) A brief background about Aarya automobiles, the current EV line-up and how many markets are you in? What problem are you trying to solve?
- Aarya Automobiles Ltd. started in 2019, and we have gone from making prototypes of Electric Vehicles (EVs) for the commander to have a fully operational manufacturing plant with advanced machinery. Our production capacity has grown exponentially to 5000 bikes per month, and our organization is now more structured than ever before. We are fortunate enough to have an experienced team of leaders in the automotive industry who helped us overcome many failed prototype attempts until we got it right – resulting in an incredibly evolved product that is ready for market. Aarya Automobile is launching a new kind of Electric Vehicle motorcycle Commander, which has a rich premium look & exciting features. Our goal is to provide the common man with a bike that meets his desires and needs while still being affordable. We are starting from Gujarat, Rajasthan, MP, Maharashtra, and Karnataka.
2) What is your take on the new era of the EV industry? How are you different from the competition?
- New era of the EV industry has to gear up and given the number of launches the market has seen in both the two-wheeler and electric four-wheeler categories, the Indian electric vehicle market is taking shape quickly. It is now essential for the industry to concentrate on the largest portion of the two-wheeler market in India, which is led by 15 million motorcycles since the 2-W EVs sector in the country has seen a significant transition. The key to fully electrifying mobility with two wheels is to offer to the motorcycling market across all segments. Commander EV bikes are being manufactured while keeping the needs and choices of the general public in mind. As we are riding the bike, our sole idea is that everyone who needs a bike must own one and Commander is for that set of public, it’s for the common man. As 95% of the commander bike’s components are produced in India.and we believe in and support the “made in India” concept. We believe that this sets us apart from the competition.
3) Indian automobile sector ranks fifth globally and is expected to rise to third by 2030 and is the world’s largest producer of two and three-wheelers. What is your take on this?
- In August 2022, there were 13,92,265 electric vehicles on Indian roads (data by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, India). There will probably be 45–50 million more EVs on the road by 2030. The automobile industry now employs over 37 million people, and by 2030 it hopes to create 50 million direct and indirect employees. Between 2022 and 2030, the EV market is projected to develop at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 49%, reaching 10 million annual sales. We are growing extensively and making it in favour of climate change.
4) Tell me about your last project – what worked and what didn’t?
- For the last three years, we have been working on the commander prototype bike, a difficult effort that requires us to carefully examine every aspect of the bike, from its appearance to its color to its gearing and charging capabilities. Commander should accommodate every requirement and preference. Despite several challenges with the battery backup, the bike’s type, and other factors, we ultimately produced a highly robust and attractive product.
5) Future products after Commander, anything to reveal?
- By the end of February, we will be introducing Commander, and we anticipate more sales. As I mentioned before, we consider the needs and choices of the person. Yes, commander 2.0 a prototype is being worked on and will be released shortly after Commander.
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