Great news for Ather owners in Mumbai. The company’s fast-charging network called the Ather Grid is finally up and running at a total of 10 hotspots throughout Mumbai. The news comes as a relief as not too long ago Ather commenced deliveries of the 450X and even launched the Ather experience centre.
The fast-charging points are available at locations mentioned below:
- Runwal Anthurium, Mulund West
- Kala Ghoda Cafe, Fort
- Suba International, Andheri East
- Ather Space Mumbai, Linking Road
- Club Aquaria, Borivali
- K Star Mall, Chembur
- Celestia Spaces, Sewri
- Lodha Florenza, Goregaon
- Blue Tokai, Mahalaxmi
- Carniwal Cinemas Imax , Wadala
The addition of the charging points brings the overall total up to 128 sprawling across 18 cities in the country. Ather also has plans to up the number in Mumbai to 30 fast-charging stations.
Users will be able to access these through the Ather Grid app which will also project the nearest charging station and its availability. Best part is, it will support all two-wheeler and four-wheeler EVs with free charging till the end of September 2021.
Ather has also partnered up with Park+, which again, is a parking app that will alow user to locate parking slots and also pay digitally thereby making the experience all the more user friendly. What is also in the pipelines is teaming up with Co-operative Housing Societies & Owners’ Associations to set up charging infrastructures in societies and apartment buildings.
Mr Ravneet Phokela, Chief Business Officer, said, “Ather Grid has seen steady adoption across all the cities we have begun deliveries in 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 continue to do so in the months to come. Park+ has also been instrumental in finding us locations in Mumbai and increasing our reach.
What the market needs right now is more visibility of the charging infrastructure. With increased visibility comes mental comfort, curbing range anxiety. We do not need the density like petrol or CNG gas stations but increased accessibility and faster-charging speeds. We will ensure that Ather Grid is present in prominent locations to build confidence amongst our consumers. I feel proud to be part of the team that is building not just a high-performance scooter but also building a supporting ecosystem with it. With the infrastructure now up, we expect to see a lot more of Ather 450X in Amchi Mumbai.”