Ather Energy today announced the installation of its 580th public fast charging station. The company calls its charging network the Ather Grid, and has placed these 580 charging stations in about 56 cities so far. By the end of FY23, there will be 1400 grids installed by the company. According to the company, their rapid charging grids have been deliberately distributed throughout markets, with 60 percent of the most recent installations taking place in tier-II and tier-III cities.
Through the Ather Grid app, all users of Ather electric scooters can use this grid for fast charging. With the help of the app, all EV owners can find nearby charging stations in real time and see if they are open or not. The company will not charge its customers until December 2022. After that date, we could hear pricing for certain features.
In order to establish EV charging stations in various cities, Ather Energy has formed partnerships with a number of companies, including Park+ and Magenta Power. Ather has also inked an agreement with the Government of Karnataka. In order to assist Ather owners in installing home charging systems in their condominiums and buildings, it is also collaborating with Co-operative Housing Societies & Owners’ Associations.
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Announcing this milestone, Ravneet Phokela, Chief Business Officer, Ather Energy, said, “It has been our endeavour since inception to build accessible charging infrastructure, in order to fast-track EV adoption. As demand grows and we expand our retail network into new markets, it becomes imperative that we support the expansion with strong investments in charging infrastructure. In addition to setting up charging points, we recently opened up our proprietary charging connector for any OEM to adopt.“