Okinawa Autotech witnessed a 30% increase in sales over the last quarter. The company attributed this upsurge to the growing fuel prices in the country. Besides, Okinawa increasingly received a good amount of enquiries, close to a 3-fold increase, from prospective customers for different scooters models in the local showrooms from pan India.
With the prices of petrol inching closer to Rs 100 per litre, the demand for electric two-wheelers has seen an upsurge. People are becoming more aware of E-two wheelers and taking the foot forward to reduce the carbon footprint. As a result, the sale of Okinawa products have increased considerably in India and the company is growing at a pace of 35 percent to 40 percent this year in the sale of e-vehicles. Okinawa emerged as one of the leading electric two-wheeler manufacturers who sold the second highest no. of high-speed electric scooters in 2020.
Commenting on the same, Mr. Jeetender Sharma, MD & Founder, Okinawa Autotech, states “The EV sector in India is rapidly growing since the last three years as both the central and state governments have been taking many initiatives to promote the adoption of Electric vehicles. The recent hike in fuel prices has further pushed consumers to look for alternate options such as electric vehicles. We as a company have witnessed the hike and aim to provide the electric vehicles that are at par with the ICE engine.”
Currently, the company has six electric scooters in its 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. 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.
Renault India Partners with CSC Grameen eStore to Improve Rural Outreach
In order to strengthen its rural presence and move closer to the customers in the remote areas, Renault India announced its partnership with CSC Grameen eStore, a subsidiary of CSC eGovernance Services India Limited (CSC-SPV). As a part of the partnership, Renault India’s leading product range will be listed on the CSC Grameen eStore and made available to the potential customers in hinterlands through aspirational Village Level Entrepreneurs (VLEs).
CSC Grameen eStore is an eCommerce initiative by CSC (under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology) to promote digital ordering and delivery in rural areas, making digital inclusion of rural India a reality. To facilitate smooth rural e-commerce, Renault will build a mechanism that would facilitate the supply of its products to Village Level Entrepreneurs (VLEs) who will help list the products on select CSC Grameen eStores. The VLEs will further promote, generate enquiries, and facilitate sale to end customers in rural areas through the support of respective Renault Authorised dealerships.
Venkatram Mamillapalle, Country CEO & Managing Director, Renault India Operations said, “We see tremendous potential in the rural markets, and are aggressively pursuing with an innovative and comprehensive strategy to amplify and grow our presence in Rural India. The digital transformation has brought about a revolutionary change in dissipating physical boundaries and hinderances, helping bring different rural and semi-urban markets onto a common platform. We curated ‘sons of the soil’ strategy, wherein we recruited 500 educated youngsters from rural and small towns, trained them and put them as rural sales engineers to market Renault cars. This is yet another initiative to enhance our reach within the country and create a strong network in the rural market.
“We are extremely confident that this partnership will pave the way for digital and economic empowerment and will further boost our efforts to deliver consumers’ favourite Renault car at their doorstep,” he added.
Dr. Dinesh Tyagi – CEO, CSC SPV said, “The idea for Grameen e-Store exemplifies Prime Minister’s call for Atmanirbhar Bharat by creating opportunities for rural youth and being vocal for local. Through this initiative, VLEs are playing a critical role in connecting producers and companies with the rural consumers right at their doorsteps. Partnering with Renault will allow the Grameen eStore to have first four wheeler brand, while providing customers in rural areas easy access to its great products and services.”
“The tie-up with Renault will certainly prove a milestone for CSC in facilitating world class product and services in the rural India. Our VLEs will avail themselves of this two-way opportunity first, in learning the basics of Renault cars and then in enhancing their means and resources,” he added.
As a part of its Rural Amplification Strategy, Renault initiated a special project last year – VISTAAR – to amplify and grow presence in rural India. In order to move closer to the customers in the remote areas and showcase its new compact sub four meter SUV KIGER, Renault India recently launched a new initiative ‘Rural Float’, a fully functional mobile showroom, that aims to provide complete Renault experience to the existing and potential customers in more than 360 towns across the country, especially in the rural markets across India.
Zoomcar Offering Safe Commute Option with 100% Sanitized Cars
While the entire nation is fighting a battle against the second wave of Covid-19, Zoomcar comes forward to help people reach the vaccination centre safely. A safe ride is as important as taking your vaccine and Zoomcar ensures 100% sanitized self-drive cars to ensure maximum safety. While optimum levels of cleanliness are maintained, Zoomcar is taking a step extra by properly sanitizing the car before it reaches a customer’s doorstep. After the first round of intensive cleaning, there is hotspot sanitization which sanitizes 32 frequently touched points such as the keys, steering wheel, gear, door handles, pocket door hand rest, etc with a special solution to ensure only the safest cars are let out. Get your car home delivered and avail heath vouchers by using the code ALVACCINE.
Hospital visits or any other essential needs if you are searching for a safe commute option? ensure maximum safety and comfort with Zoomcar. You can now subscribe to a Zoomcar for as low as ₹19,999/ month. You will get a clean & sanitized car for all your personal uses, doorstep delivery in 3 days to ensure maximum safety, unlimited kilometres to drive anywhere you want and pay on delivery for a seamless experience. What’s more you can keep your car with you for minimum 1 month, so that whenever you are stepping out, your car awaits you just in front of your door! Alternatively, you can also rent a Zoomcar for 3, 5 and 10 days.
Zoomcar is also partnering with various organisations that are considered essential in this period to ensure their employees are provided a safe commuting option. The service ensures these partnering organisations can lower the barriers for essential personnel to come in and serve the critical day to day and emergency needs of the citizens. Given the increasing need for social distancing, the self-drive mobility solutions offered by Zoomcar are consistently hailed by different customers. Zoomcar is ensuring completely clean and sanitised cars to ensure safety of its passengers. In addition to working with employees of major banks, Zoomcar is also providing transportation solutions for the employees of grocery store chains and hospital staff.
“The need for safe personal travel has become more important than ever. We are humbled to be able to provide our customers with a personal mobility solution that is safe, secure, and comfortable. Our vehicles are sanitised thoroughly after every single use to ensure the safety of all passengers. We are strictly abiding by government regulations and will continue to do our bit by providing sanitized vehicles for customers across the country.” Said Greg Moran, CEO & Co-Founder Zoomcar
Renault Launches TRIBER MY21 with Unmatched Features
Staying true to its commitment to keep building on the success of TRIBER with breakthrough product innovations, Renault India launched the all-new Renault TRIBER MY21 at an attractive and unmatched starting price of INR 5.30 Lakhs. Launched in August 2019, Renault TRIBER is a super-spacious, ultra-modular vehicle and has been a game-changing product for Renault in India with more than 75,000 happy customers.
An outcome of a joint project between Renault teams in India and France, Renault TRIBER was specifically designed keeping in mind opportunities for innovative products in the Indian market. Renault TRIBER offers an unmatched value proposition to customers looking at a less than 4-meter car. The addition of EASY-R AMT option last year has further enhanced the USPs of TRIBER being a Flexible, Attractive & Affordable offering.
The all-new TRIBER MY21 with new advanced features is a breakthrough product in terms of innovation and modernity, providing more value and making it even more Flexible, more Attractive, and yet Affordable. Offering enhanced passenger comfort, the Renault TRIBER will now come with Steering Wheel Mounted Audio & Phone Controls along with Driver Seat Height Adjust feature, adding to the flexibility of the car. Accentuating the attractiveness of the car, the all new TRIBER will have Dual Tone Exteriors across all colour options, a new body colour – Cedar Brown and LED Turn indicator on ORVMs. In terms of practicality and affordability, Renault
TRIBER has the most affordable AMT in its segment with low cost of maintenance and offering more value for money to its customers.
Renault TRIBER is an attractively designed, sturdy and versatile vehicle which also achieves the feat of accommodating one to seven adults in comfort in less than 4 meters. Renault TRIBER is the result of a complete analysis of customers’ expectations in India which offers unbeatable flexibility. Renault TRIBER offers the best level seating space in all rows and offers 625L boot space – the largest boot capacity of its category, in five-seater configuration. Renault TRIBER is built with best level safety features including its class leading offering of 4 airbags.
Renault TRIBER has already established itself as a successful product and has seen tremendous acceptance amongst a wide set of car buyers. Renault has commenced the exports of TRIBER to South Africa and the SAARC region and aims to expand the exports of TRIBER to other parts of Africa and the SAARC region, alongside growing the TRIBER family in India.
Renault TRIBER MY21 can be booked online at https://renault.co.in, My Renault App or at a Renault authorized dealership by paying a token amount of INR 11,000. Renault TRIBER will be listed on the CSC Grameen eStore and made available to the potential customers in hinterlands through aspirational Village Level Entrepreneurs (VLEs).
The all-new Renault TRIBER MY21 will be offered in four trims – RXE, RXL, RXT & RXZ with both MT and Easy-R AMT options. Each version is built keeping in view the customer requirements and needs in the segment and has been attractively priced across all trims.
Renault TRIBER MY21 will be available in five attractive colours – Metal Mustard, Electric Blue, Moonlight Silver, Ice Cool White and Cedar Brown with dual tone options across all body colours on the RXZ version.
2021 Renault TRIBER prices (All Prices in INR Lakhs, All India One Price)
Dual Tone pricing additional: INR 17,000 (available on all exterior body colours on RXZ version)
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