Ather Energy Partners with BPCL to Expand EV Charging Network

TeamJul 29, 2023

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Currently, Ather already has more than 1,400 chargers located across 100 cities

Ather Energy has announced a partnership with Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), to expand its two-wheeler fast charging network, the Ather Grid. Thanks to this collaboration, Ather Energy will be able to leverage BPCL's network of over 21,000 fuel stations across India. Currently, Ather already has more than 1,400 chargers located across 100 cities.

Commenting on this partnership, Ravneet Phokela, Chief Business Officer, Ather Energy, said, “Since inception, Ather Energy has focused on building a robust and extensive charging infrastructure, which is critical to accelerating EV adoption in the country. Our partnership with Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), India's leading oil and gas company, builds the momentum even further to create a widespread, nationwide fast-charging network.”

Commenting on this partnership, Rajiv Dutta, Head Retail North, BPCL, said, “BPCL are constantly striving to align ourselves with the nation’s vision to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040. Electric 2-wheelers are leading EV adoption, a charging infrastructure at Retail Outlets would bring confidence and convenience to early EV adopters. ”

In its initial phase, four fast chargers have been installed at various locations in Delhi NCR. The company plans to scale up to over 100 fast chargers at BPCL locations across the country by the end of the year. The Ather App can be used to locate said fast chargers as well as check real-time information on charger availability. Furthermore, BPCL hopes to create a network of 7000 Energy Stations across India, with a special emphasis on EV charging stations.

Ather will also be soon rolling out the 450S, which will be the entry-level product in its electric scooter range. We're riding the scooter next week, watch this space for more updates.

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