Ather Energy said today that the 580th public fast charging point on the Ather Grid has been put in place in 56 cities in India. Ather Energy wants to add 820 more grids, bringing the total to 1400 by the end of FY23. This is part of the company’s plan to grow its business across the country. Ather Grids have been put in place in a planned way in all markets, with 60% of the grids currently in place in tier-II and tier-III cities.
Since the beginning, Ather Energy has been building a strong charging ecosystem to help the EV industry grow and make the switch to EVs easier. The Ather Grid lets EV owners charge their cars at a rate of 1.5 km/min for up to 80%. The charging network is supported by the Ather Grid app. Which lets all owners of electric vehicles (EVs) find and check the status of charging stations in real time. All electric two-wheelers and electric four-wheelers can use the fast charging network, and everyone can use it for free until the end of December 2022.
Ravneet Phokela, the Chief Business Officer of Ather Energy, said about the milestone, “Since the beginning, we’ve been working to build easy-to-use charging infrastructure to speed up the adoption of electric vehicles. As demand grows and we expand our retail network into new markets. We have to make strong investments in charging infrastructure to keep up with the growth. In addition to setting up charging stations, we recently allowed any OEM to use our proprietary charging connector.
When it comes to building infrastructure, we think that OEMs need to work together, and interoperability is a key part of that. Interoperability through a common charging connector gives OEMs and independent operators of charging infrastructure a reason to invest more in charging infrastructure. On our end, we’re still committed to growing Ather Grid and to working with other OEMs to build a charging ecosystem that can be scaled up and used by many different types of cars. Follow hitsbuddy for latest news.
Ather Energy has teamed up with Park+, Magenta Power, and the Government of Karnataka to set up charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) in different cities. Ather Energy will continue to work with more forward-thinking hosts who can make it easy for EV owners to get around, ease their worries about range, and make it easier for people to buy EVs. It is also working with Co-operative Housing Societies and Owners’ Associations to help Ather owners set up home charging solutions in their apartments and buildings.