It’s World EV day and we had an opportunity to talk to Mr. Jeetender Sharma, Founder & MD, Okinawa Scooters, one of the leading electric vehicle brands in India.

Mr.Sharma shares his thoughts on the growing electric vehicle market and his vision for the Okinawa brand in India. Read on further, our interview.

GearFliQ: How was Okinawa Scooters formed? Is there any reason for the brand to choose a Japanese name?

Mr. Sharma: While I was working with Honda 2-wheelers, I had this opportunity to visit Okinawa Island in Japan. The fact that the majority of the people there go on to live longer lives, caught my attention. The reason behind this was that there is negligible air pollution there. The efforts of the people and the clean atmosphere inspired me to bring the same change in India. Hence, when I returned, I established Okinawa to introduce the concept of electric vehicles to Indian customers.

GearFliQ: What is the current product range being offered by Okinawa? What are your future plans for new products?

Mr. Sharma: Okinawa currently offers high speed and low-speed e-scooters in lead acid as well as li-ion, detachable battery versions. The brand will soon be launching its first electric bike which would be a 100 percent ‘Made in India’ product.