One Electric Becomes First Indian EV Company To Start Production In Africa


Noida based One Electric has started production of its motorcycles in Kenya as part of its overseas expansion plan.

The company has entered into a joint venture with a local vehicle manufacturing entity for producing its flagship electric motorcycle “KRIDN”, with the EV unicorn providing complete components, technology and know-how for assembly of its motorcycles.

Gaurav Uppal, CEO One Electric said, “Our engineers are overseeing the training and production of our motorcycles in Kenya to ensure our high quality standards. We are fortunate to have partnered with a very experienced and technically strong company, and are on track to complete the first production batch within two weeks. This is in line with our vision to have multiple manufacturing locations across Africa & Asia, to ensure our ability to quickly scale, provide high quality products and also localised after sales service. Our second location in central Africa will be operational within 60 days.”

“However, the localization will be done in a phased manner as per the viability of the current industry levels. Child parts like handle bars, stands, carriers etc. are localized firstly, and as the eco system grows, we will look to increase this portfolio”, added Uppal.

With multiple products across multiple continents, One Electric is aiming to become a global player in Electric Two-wheeler market by 2025.