Ather Energy has started installing its fast charging network, Ather Grid in Chennai. Around 50-55 Ather Grid points will be installed in Chennai by the end of this year.
The fast charging network can be used by all electric two-wheelers and four-wheelers and Ather is offering this facility free of charge till the end of 2019.
Chennai already have 7 active Ather fast charging Points installed ,it is the second city to have Ather’s charging network after Bengaluru.
Ravneet Phokela, Chief Business Officer said “Ather Grid has seen steady adoption in Bengaluru and we believe that accessible charging infrastructure is critical before launching our products in any market we enter. We have already signed up with multiple partners and will add 50 charging points by the end of the year. Chennai was a natural choice for our expansion as the auto hub of the country and as the birthplace of Ather in IIT Madras. We are working on setting-up the charging network and our experience centre – Ather Space – in time for the launch of the Ather 450 in the coming weeks.”
The company in its accelerated expansion phase targets to set-up 6500 charging points across the country by 2022.
Chennai will also have its own experience centre – Ather Space – and pre-orders for the Ather electric scooters for Chennai will open in June.
The charging network is supported by the Ather Grid app which allows all EV owners to locate and check the availability of the nearest charging stations in real time.
The company has partnered with cafés, restaurants, tech parks, malls and gyms to reduce range anxiety and ease the adoption of electric vehicles in Chennai.