Electric Vehicle News
Further to announcing the start of deliveries of the Ather 450X in November 2020, Ather Energy has begun to setting up their fast charging public network - The Ather Grid, across Ahmedabad, Pune and Hyderabad.
Pune, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad are among the first few cities after Bengaluru and Chennai to have Ather Energy’s fast charging public network. Ather Grid points can be used by all electric two-wheelers and electric four-wheelers and this facility is being offered free of charge to everyone in 2020. Installation of Ather Grid will be followed by Delhi, Mumbai, Kochi, Kolkata, Kozhikode and Coimbatore.
The following businesses have tied up with Ather
- Kalyan Bhel, Little Italy, Kalinga Restaurant, Greens & Olives, Bliss Bakery Cafe, Hotel KBs Woodland, Eat & Repeat Cafe and Copacabana.
- Sharath City Mall, Almond House, Taj Mahal Hotel, Swiss Castle, Flip Side, Noma Talkies, and The Moonshine Project, with a total of 11 locations.
- The Chocolate Room Cafe, Sangeetha Mobiles and Little Italy
With the installation of the charging network, Ather Energy officially makes its foray into the Pune, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad markets. Following Ather Grid, these cities will have an experience centre - Ather Space soon. In the meantime, consumers can purchase the Ather 450X via the website and deliveries will begin in November 2020.
The charging network is supported by the Ather Grid app which allows all EV owners to locate and check the availability of the nearest charging stations in real-time. Ather Energy in its accelerated expansion phase targets to set-up 150 charging points across the country by March 2021.
Quote by Ravneet Phokela, Chief Business Officer said
"Ather Grid has seen steady adoption in Bengaluru & Chennai, and we believe that accessible, charging infrastructure is critical before launching our products in any market we enter. Although the Maharashtra, Telangana and Gujarat governments already have favorable EV policies in place, it will be beneficial for the EV users to use the Ather 450X without the fear of range as the Ather Grid will reduce the range anxiety of EV owners in the city. We have already signed up with multiple partners and will continue to do so in the years to come."
We are very excited to see Ather expand into other cities at last! And we are very happy to see awesome businesses supporting EV Infrastructure. We also like the fact that Ather Grid charge points can be used by all Electric Vehicles. Open charge points supporting all EV's is extremely important and Ather has delivered.
Also all electric scooter enthusiasts in Pune, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad can enjoy the Ather Experience Center in few months time.
Its time to turn on the warp mode!