Ather Energy, an electric two-wheeler firm that offers the 450 Plus and 450X electric scooters, has set up over 1,000 fast-charging stations called Ather Grids throughout 80 Indian towns. By the end of 2023, the business aims to have more than 2,500 fast-charging grids installed.
With 60% of its existing installations in Tier-II and Tier-III cities, the Ather Grid, which was developed and constructed in India, is touted as the nation’s largest fast-charging network for two-wheeler EVs.
Ather Energy gave its IP for the charging connector to all original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) earlier, clearing the path for an interoperable two-wheeler fast-charging platform. Ather Energy is focused on developing a robust fast-charging network.
The company claims that the fast-charging stations allow EV owners to charge their cars at 1.5 km/min and up to 80% of their capacity. The Ather Grid app, which supports the charging network, enables all EV owners to find and instantly check the status of the closest charging stations.
All electric two-wheelers and electric four-wheelers can utilise the fast-charging network, which is available for free until March 2023.
“One of the main factors in boosting the adoption of electric vehicles is a strong charging infrastructure. As a company committed to creating a thriving EV ecosystem, we have made significant investments to create India’s largest public fast-charging network “said Ravneet Phokela, Ather Energy’s chief business officer.
“Neighbourhood Charging, a charging solution targeted for semi-private locations like apartment buildings, offices, tech parks, etc., is being added as we scale up more quickly. We remain dedicated to making wise investments in the area and promoting the expansion of the sector “Added he.
Ather Energy delivered 12,419 units in January 2023, marking its best-ever monthly wholesales. The business opened its second manufacturing site in Hosur last year.
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