Pawan Munjal Planning To Invest In Ola Electric

According to a news report published by Mint, Pawan Munjal- Chairman of Hero MotoCorp is in talks with the taxi aggregator- Ola and is willing to invest in its electric mobility venture.

By Shubham Parashar


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Published on August 25, 2019

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  • Pawan Munjal is in talks with Ola to invest in its electric venture.
  • Ratan Tata has also invested in Ola Electric in May this year.
  • Ola Electric joined unicorn club after raising $250 Mn from SoftBank.

Ola Electric is soon going to get a new Billionaire investor who also happens to be one of the most eminent personalities in the Indian auto industry. According to a news report published by Mint, Pawan Munjal- Chairman of Hero MotoCorp India is in talks with Ola to invest in its electric mobility venture. After Ratan Tata- Chairman Emeritus of Tata Group, Munjal will be the second big investor from the auto industry who will be personally investing in Ola electric.

Also Read: Ola Aims To Deploy 10,000 Electric Two And Three-Wheelers In India By March 2020

Mint has reported the deal has been in consideration over the last few months and people close to Munjal were aware of the ongoing negotiations as he intends to invest in different startups going forward. However, there is yet no clarity on the amount of investment. Munjal has also invested in electric scooter start-up- Ather Energy and is exploring more opportunities to invest in electric mobility ventures.

Also Read: Ratan Tata Invests in Ola Electric Mobility

Ola Electric had also procured investments from SoftBank Group Corp, Tiger Global and Matrix Partners India in 2017. In July, it joined the unicorn club after SoftBank invested $ 250 Million in Ola Electric along with it raising Rs. 400 crore from Tiger Global and Matrix India. However, the investment made by Ratan Tata in May hasn't been disclosed. Besides Venture Capital funds and veterans in the auto industry, auto companies too are seeing such start-ups as good investment platforms.

Also Read: India To Order Taxi Aggregators Like Uber, Ola To Go Electric By 2026

Hyundai Motor Group in March had announced to invest $ 300 million dollar in Ola cabs. The group has partnered with Ola for the development of customised electric vehicles and charging stations. Moreover, as part of the partnership, both Hyundai's and Kia's low cost electric vehicles will be a part of Ola's fleet in the future.

Source: MINT

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