Indian two-wheeler production and plant capacity analysis

24.5 million units produced in FY2018-19, eMobility in the early stages



  India is the largest manufacturer of two wheelers in the world. The two-wheeler market primarily consists of motorcycle and scooter segments. In the domestic market, two-wheeler industry production grew from 23.2 million units in 2017-18 to 24.5 million units in 2018-19.

  At present two-wheeler production accounts for 80% of total production of automobiles in India. Indian two-wheeler manufacturers have more than 25 million installed capacity. The increase in per capita income levels, high fuel efficiency, easy financing options, final mile delivery for the e-commerce sector, government policy for farmers and preference of two-wheeler in eMobility will further boost two-wheeler sales in India. Two wheeler production is expected to grow to 50.6 million units annually by 2026.


Vehicle production in India (FY2018-19)

Unit production
Vehicle production in India (FY2018-19)
(Source: Created by MarkLines using information provided by various announcements and sources)
Category Unit production
Two-Wheeler 24,503
Passenger Vehicles 4,026
Three-Wheeler 1,268
Commercial Vehicles 1,112

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