Ather Energy has announced that it would be expanding its charging infrastructure to 135 new locations and to 9 new cities in India by December 2020. These public fast-charging stations will help Ather users to conveniently charge their e-scooters without having to worry about their battery getting drained out.
Under its infrastructure expansion motif, Ather has already added 13 new setups in Chennai and about 37 charging stations in Bengaluru. The company aims to add 6 more charging stations in Chennai and Bangalore in the coming days.
These charging stations will be set up at shopping complex, restaurants, and shops where any of Ather customers can conveniently ride in to charge their e-scooter. In this regard, Ather has tied up with signed MOUs with VR Mall, PPZ mall management, restaurant, and cafe chains such as Blue Tokai, Chai Kings, Little Italy, and retail outlets such as Sangeeta Mobiles, etc to set up its charging stations in their premise.
By the end of December 2020, Ather plans to have its charging stations in 250 locations in India. Ather is also planning to set up Ather Grid in other cities; Pune is expected to receive 7 charging stations, Hyderabad will get 5, New Delhi will get 4 fast charging grid, while other cities such as Kochi, Kozhikode, and Ahmedabad will get 3 charging stations. Coimbatore and Kolkata will get 2 and Mumbai will get 1 charging station.
The expansion is a phase-wise expansion, Ather has announced that it would be installing 5-10 fast-charging stations at each of the new city it expands. By the end of 2022, Ather aims to have 6,500 charging points across India.