Ather Energy has installed a fast-charging network, Ather Grid in Chennai, India. The city will see 50 – 55 Ather Grid points up and running by the end of the year, the company said. The fast charging network can be used by all electric two-wheelers and four-wheelers and this facility is being offered free of charge till the end of the year.
Ravneet Phokela, Chief Business Officer, said, “Ather Grid has seen steady adoption in Bengaluru and we believe that accessible charging infrastructure is critical before launching our products in any market we enter. We have already signed up with multiple partners and will add 50 charging points by the end of the year. Chennai was a natural choice for our expansion as the auto hub of the country and as the birthplace of Ather in IIT Madras.”
Chennai has seven active fast charging Ather Points installed and is the second city in India to have Ather’s charging network. The company has partnered with progressive hosts including cafés, restaurants, tech parks, malls and gyms to reduce range anxiety and ease the adoption of electric vehicles in Chennai. The charging stations can today be found at Forum Vijaya mall, AtWorks and Bikes and Burgers, and other restaurants.
Following Ather Grid, the city will have its own experience centre – Ather Space – and pre-orders for Chennai will open in June. Ather Energy in its accelerated expansion phase targets to set-up 6500 charging points across the country by 2022.