Ampere Vehicles Pvt. Ltd (Ampere) is an Electric Vehicles Manufacturing company founded in the year 2008 by Mrs. Hemalatha Annamalai in Coimbatore, Tamilnadu. Ampere functions in the area of design, development, manufacturing and marketing battery operated electric cycles, two wheelers, three wheelers and custom built vehicles.
Ampere Vehicles was established in the year 2008. Two E-Scooters ( Abhi and Diti) were launched in 2009. In 2010 The Government of India selected Ampere Vehicles to supply vehicles for the differently abled in the country. The company launched E-Cycles in 2011. In the year 2013 Ampere received R&D Recognition from Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Delhi. The Company introduced its first indigenous charger and IQ battery in 2014 setting a massive track record in the milestone. Further in 2015 Ampere launched its battery operated waste management vehicles for panchayat, being the first on its kind implementation in India. The company garnered investment from Shri Ratan N Tata in 2015 following which the company inaugurated its second factory in 2016.Ampere bagged more trust, and drove many valuable investors in 2017. Ampere launched Reo Lithium and Magnus V60 E-Scooter in 2018 with succeeding expansions in distribution footprint. Greaves Cotton Ltd invested in Ampere and acquired a majority stake in 2019.
Scope & Vision
Affordable and clean mobility solutions with super efficient electric vehicles is Ampere’s all time Vision. The Company aims to ride on the waves of disruptive innovation. A combination of favourable governmental policies, market maturity and increased need for clean and green mobility solutions has given Ampere the opportunity for a profitable future. The company envisions to build eco friendly mobilisation for all.
Production Capacity and Distribution Footprint
Ampere vehicles has a production capacity of 72,000 vehicles annually. It has two factories both located in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. The company has around 162 employees constituting 30% women employees showcasing the company’s Women Empowerment. Ampere’s distribution footprint expanded in the year 2018 and has 125 dealers and sub dealers in 15 different states of India including Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, New Delhi and Odisha.
The E Vehicles produced by Ampere Vehicles can be broadly classified into Electric bikes (e2w) and Industrial Vehicles (e3w). The company has 6 different models. Three in each category. (Product spec would be mentioned with future product page expansion on wikipedia)
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