Ather Energy builds EV charging points ahead of S340 scooter

Tinuku - Ather Energy Pvt. Ltd. rolled out the charging points for EV called AtherGrid in Bengaluru. Electric scooter makers startup powered by Hero MotoCorp Ltd. and Tiger Global Management on Monday announced to build 60 charging points to be installed in cafes, malls, fitness centers and others ahead of the launch of the S340 electric scooters by the end of the year.

"Infrastructure and charging networks are the biggest part here. If you want to launch an electric vehicle, you need a charging network at the beginning and that's why the charging infrastructure will live first," said Ather Energy founder and CEO Tarun Mehta.

Tinuku Ather Energy builds EV charging points ahead of S340 scooter

The company is targeting the first 30 points of charging by the end of this month. The charging point is designed for two-wheeled vehicles but can be used to charge all EVs including four-wheeled vehicles. The company will double the benefits for a 12 month free charging for S340 scooter buyers. Customers will also have the option to install an AtherGrid charging point in their home.

The charging points can be navigated using the company's mobile app that will help users to keep track of charging status and payment options will be integrated. The company ensures the EV customer is no more than 4 km from AtherGrid charging point in Bengaluru.