Ather Energy’s Phase 1 of EV charging grid: Here is what we know

Ather 450X Series 1

Ather Energy on Tuesday said the first phase of its plans of setting up charging grid across over 135 locations would be completed by the year-end.

The company is targeting to install 6,500 charging points across the country by 2022. It currently has 150 fast charging stations pan-India, including 37 in Bengaluru and 13 in Chennai.

According to the Hero MotoCorp-backed firm these grid fast charging network can be used by all electric two-wheelers and electric four-wheelers, besides charging its Ather 450X scooter at 15 km in 10 minutes.

Ather Energy, that intends to launch across nine new markets in India, has already finalised setting up of 135 public fast charging stations.

Installation of the EV charging grid in the Phase one will be live across over 135 locations by December 2020.

The company in a statement said the installations of the grid points will begin before the deliveries of its flagship 125 CC Ather 450X scooter from next month.

Ather Energy will install about 5-10 fast charging points before delivery in each of the new markets they are expanding to as part of rapid expansion plan.

The grid is supported by the mobile app, which allows all EV owners to directly ascertain available and unavailable locations on the home screen.

The application also has filters and information related to four-wheeler friendly locations, availability of free and paid parking, location timings and more.

The e-scooter maker also said it has signed initial pacts with various malls, restaurant, cafe chains and retail outlets and now has access to more than 250 locations across the country.