Electric Vehicle maker Ather Energy is looking to install close to 200 charging points over the next few years, of which over 100 will come up by early next year itself, Tarun Mehta, CEO at Ather Energy, said while highlighting that demand in Bengaluru has gone back to pre-Covid levels and has even exceeded that.
Ather Energy announced that it would begin deliveries in November for its flagship scooter Ather 450X, which belongs to the 125cc category. Ather confirmed that by Q1 of 2021, Ather 450X will be seen on roads across all the 10 cities announced earlier this year, i.e. in Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Kochi, Kolkata and Coimbatore. The deliveries will begin in a phased manner beginning with Bengaluru and Chennai and then the rest of the cities. “A lot of the pandemic effect is hopefully behind us,” Mehta said.
He said that since last month, work has resumed and the firm has been working on setting up its fast-charging network, Ather Grid, across each city before delivery. “The only solution (to address the lack of public charging infrastructure) is to build more charging points, which is what we are doing,” he said.
Ather Energy is looking to roll out the first vehicle from its new plant in Hosur by the end of this year, Mehta said.