Ather Energy begins setting-up its fast charging infrastructure across Ahmedabad

Chief Business Officer

Ahmedabad: Further to announcing the start of deliveries of the Ather 450X in November 2020, Ather Energy begins setting up its fast charging public network – The Ather Grid, across Ahmedabad. Installations of the charging points have already begun across key hotspots in the city like The Chocolate Room Cafe, Sangeetha Mobiles and Little Italy,

As part of Phase 1, about 5-10 fast charging points will be installed before delivery of the Ather 450X begins this Diwali. Ather Energy will continue to partner with similar progressive hosts including cafés, restaurants, tech parks, malls, and gyms which can offer EV owners’ easy accessibility, curb range anxiety, and ease the adoption of electric vehicles in Ahmedabad.

Ahmedabad is 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 has begun in other cities as well – Pune and Hyderabad, and will be followed by Delhi, Mumbai, Kochi, Kolkata, Kozhikode, and Coimbatore.

With the installation of the charging network, Ather Energy officially makes its foray into the Ahmedabad market. Following Ather Grid, the city will have an experience center – Ather Space soon. In the meantime, consumers can preorder 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

“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. The Gujarat government has already put in place the EV policy pushing the people to adopt a more sustainable transportation and lifestyle adding to which the installation of Ather Grid will reduce the range anxiety of EV owners in the city by providing charging points at multiple locations. We have already signed up with multiple partners and will continue to do so in the years to come.”

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