Ola Electric Gains SEBI Approval for Landmark EV Startup IPO

By Sunil Sonkar
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Ola Electric Gains SEBI Approval for Landmark EV Startup IPO

Ola Electric has lately received initial public offering (IPO) approval from the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) and with this it becomes the first EV startup in India to achieve the milestone. It signals a major milestone for the industry as well. It is sure and to pave the way for future innovations in sustainable transportation.


Ola Electric is led by founder Bhavish Aggarwal and the company has plans to raise up to Rs 5,500 crore through the IPO. It highlights increase in interests of investors in the EV market. Sources reveal the IPO will also simultaneously feature an offer-for-sale (OFS) component and it will involve 95.2 million shares.

Ola Electric submitted its draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) last December and it laid out the fundraising plans. It also provided insight into its financial health as well as the future strategies. Sebi is yet to make official announcement about the approval.

The company is targeting a valuation of $6 billion. The move reflects its robust market position and also growing confidence in the potential of electric vehicles as transportation in India.

Ola Electric has made significant strides in the past and its electric scooter is a good example. The IPO will provide required capital to the company for expansion of product line, enhancement of manufacturing capabilities and investment further made in research and development.

The leadership of Bhavish Aggarwal has been instrumental. His vision is for a greener and sustainable future. It also aligns with global trend to reduce carbon emissions. Sebi’s approval means the company is now well positioned for future success. It has also set a benchmark for other startups in the EV industry.

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