To set-up multiple charging points at their locations to bring accessibility and convenience to electric vehicle users.
About Ather: Ather Energy, India’s premium, smart electric vehicle company was founded in 2013 by IIT Madras alumni, Tarun Mehta and Swapnil Jain. Backed by founders of Flipkart, Tiger Global and Hero Motocorp, Ather Energy has designed India’s first truly intelligent electric scooters – Ather 450 & Ather 340 – powered by a comprehensive public charging network, AtherGrid, built and designed in India. With 31 charging Points in Bengaluru, AtherGrid is the largest fast charging network for two wheelers in the country. With over 47 patent applications, 127 trademarks and 122 design registrations to its name, Ather Energy aims to provide consumers with the best possible ownership experience. Ather Energy currently operates in Bengaluru and will be entering the Chennai market later this year, followed by other major cities across the country.
Bengaluru, March 19, 2019: Ather Energy today announced a strategic association with Godrej Nature’s Basket to expand AtherGrid, the company’s EV fast-charging public network’s presence in India. The 35 locations that Godrej Nature’s Basket operates across the country, will host AtherGrid Points, as the automobile player expands its presence across India.
The electric two-wheeler manufacturer signed an MoU with Godrej Nature’s Basket for a pan-India association that will see the company set-up its charging points at various outlets of the grocery and fresh-food store, the first of which is up and running at the Sadashivnagar outlet in Bengaluru.
The electric two-wheeler company which began delivery of Ather 450 in September 2018, has its charging infrastructure, AtherGrid, currently at 24 locations with 31 charging points operational in Bengaluru. The fast charging network is accessible, free of cost, for all electric vehicles in the city until September 2019.
The company’s charging network is so accessible that on an average, most AtherGrid Points are no more than 4 km driving distance from the next. The Bengaluru-based automotive OEM has also announced its expansion plans for Chennai which will be rolled-out with the establishment of AtherGrid ahead of the commercial launch of the vehicles. Ather will also be setting up 10-15 charging points before the commercial launch of the scooters in the city and are actively seeking partnership with progressive minded institutions in Chennai.