Ather Energy is ‘on a charge’ when it comes to setting up charging infrastructure by establishing 40 fast-charging stations per month.
- 200 fast-charging stations currently operational
- Targeting 500 by March 2022
- Tie-ups with malls, cafes, gyms etc.
Ather Energy has already delivered some rather impressive products in the EV space like the 450 Plus and 450X e-scooters. It is now in the process of backing up these scooters with a strong charging infrastructure. It currently has 200 fast-charging stations across 24 cities under its Ather Grid network. These fast-chargers are free-to-use for Ather customers until December this year.
But the brand aims to grow the Ather Grid network to 500 stations by the end of the financial year. To do this, it is rapidly rolling out charging stations at community locations such as malls, cafes, gyms, etc and has tied up with companies like VR Mall, Coffee Day, Little Italy and Blue Tokai, to name a few.
Lockdowns hampered progress in the last two years, but with restrictions having eased in most parts of the country, Ather says it is now setting up as many as 40 charging stations every month. Interestingly, the Bengaluru-based startup recently also offered the design for its fast-charging connector to other OEMs, in a bid to facilitate greater adoption of fast charging technology. Should other OEMs choose to implement Ather’s connector, their vehicles will also be able to make use of Ather Grid’s charging points.