Ather Energy installs 1,000+ fast charging grids across 80 cities in India

Ather Energy has completed the installation of over 1,000 fast charging grids across 80 cities in India. The company aims to have 2,500+ fast charging stations by the end of 2023.

Ather Charging Station
Ather claims that its 60 percent charging stations are in tier-II and tier-III cities

Ather Energy, one of India’s largest electric two-wheeler manufacturers, today announced that it has installed over 1,000 fast charging stations across 80 cities in India. Christened Ather Grid, the company’s fast charging network has been on an expansion spree and Ather plans to install 2,500+ fast charging grids by the end of 2023 to facilitate a smoother transition to EVs.

Ather Energy’s fast charging stations:

Ather Energy aims to build a robust fast-charging network and it recently even released its IP for the charging connector to all OEMs to facilitate an interoperable two-wheeler fast-charging platform. The Ather Grid is currently claimed to be the biggest fast-charging network for two-wheeler EVs in India with 60 percent of current installations in tier-II and tier-III cities. 

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Ather’s fast-charging stations enable EV owners to charge their vehicles up to 80 percent at the rate of 1.5 km per minute. The charging network is supported by the Ather Grid app which allows all electric vehicle owners to check the availability of the nearest charging stations in real-time. Moreover, this facility is being offered free of charge till March 2023.

Here’s what the company said:

Commenting on the milestone, Ravneet Phokela, Chief Business Officer, Ather Energy, said “A robust charging infrastructure is one of the major drivers in accelerating faster adoption of electric vehicles. As a brand focused on building a vibrant EV ecosystem, we have made strong investments in building what is already India’s largest public fast-charging network.”

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He further added, “We are accelerating our scale-up, and also adding Neighbourhood Charging – a charging solution focused on semi-private spaces such as apartment blocks, offices, tech parks, etc. We stay committed to investing strategically in the space and supporting the growth of the industry.”

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First published on: 16-02-2023 at 16:42 IST
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