Electric scooter manufacturer, Ather Energy has revealed that it has installed its 580th public fast charging point—the Ather Grid—across 56 cities in India.
As the company expands its footprint nationally, Ather Energy plans to install 820 more such points, taking the count to 1,400 by the end of FY23.
The company said Ather Grid has been strategically installed across markets, with 60% of current installations in Tier-II and Tier-III cities.
Since its inception, Ather Energy has been building a fast charging ecosystem to support the growth of the EV industry and facilitate a hassle-free transition to EVs.
The Ather Grid allows EV owners to charge their vehicles up to 80% at 1.5 km/min.
The charging network is supported by Ather Grid app which allows all EV owners to locate and check the availability of the nearest charging stations in real time. The fast-charging network can be used by all electric two-wheelers and electric four-wheelers, and this facility is being offered free of charge to everyone till the end of December 2022.
Commenting on the milestone, Ravneet Phokela, Chief Business Officer, Ather Energy, said, “It has been our endeavor since inception to build accessible charging infrastructure, 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.”