Even as it prepares its new headquarters at the former Harley-Davidson facility in Bawal, Haryana, LML Electric has received proposals for additional locations from a number of state governments throughout India.
During this decade, the company intends to have a few facilities in place. Its senior management has already stated that it was considering Madhya Pradesh, and southern states have also expressed interest in hosting the project. While no specifics have been provided, it is fair to anticipate that they would include Tamil Nadu, Telangana, and Karnataka, which have been pushing for electric mobility strongly.
LML Electric plans to introduce its first product from Bawal on September 29 to commemorate the Kanpur-based company's 50th anniversary as a force to be reckoned with in the geared scooter category. It was never able to overtake Bajaj Auto as the market leader, but there was a point in the mid-1990s when it was putting up remarkable figures and its product line stood out for its styling and design.
After that, things were difficult for LML, as ties with its partner, Piaggio, worsened, and the two decided to separate. While the Italian carmaker chose to focus on the light commercial vehicle market first, LML was quickly fading into obscurity as the dynamics of the two-wheeler sector shifted, with motorcycles dominating the scene.