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Hero MotoCorp & Ather Energy Unites for Fast-Charging Network

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Hero MotoCorp & Ather Energy Unites for Fast-Charging Network

Hero MotoCorp and Ather Energy have entered into a partnership for an interoperable fast-charging network in India.

EV consumers will be able to use both VIDA and Ather Grids across the country as a result of this agreement. With over 1900 fast-charging points, the integrated network will span 100 cities.

Light Electric Combined Charging System (LECCS), India’s first-ever indigenously produced AC and DC Combined Charging connection standard for light electric cars, was recently authorized by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). This combined network, which will use the approved charging technology, will be the country’s largest EV charging ecosystem.

This is the first-ever interoperable fast-charging network for EV two-wheelers anywhere in the world. The interoperable network will accelerate EV adoption by strengthening the overall segment and promoting a convenient ownership experience. Customers will be able to locate and navigate to the charging stations through the “My VIDA” and Ather App.

Swadesh Srivastava, Chief Business Officer,  Emerging Mobility BU, Hero MotoCorp, said, “This largest charging network in the country will go a long way in providing a seamless and convenient ownership experience to customers. This fastest-growing network utilises the government approved connector-standard, thus ensuring current and future customers will be able to use and charge their vehicles without any hassles in the future too.

Swapnil Jain, Co-founder and CTO, Ather Energy said, “It’s a massive win for Indian OEMs to collaborate on scaling up charging infrastructure. This partnership will pave the way for consumers to access an extensive network of charging stations across the country, alleviating range anxiety.”

He added that given the technical superiority of LECCS and the fact that it was Made in India for India, more OEMs will find it lucrative to adopt this standard.

Swapnil added, “Today we are also committing that any OEM which adopts the LECCS standard will have access to Ather Grid across India. With this interoperability we are already demonstrating how it is beneficial for all OEMs to be on one standard. We believe that public charging infrastructure for two-wheelers is now set for collaborative expansion.”

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