Hero MotoCorp and Ather Energy Partner for India’s Biggest EV Charging Network
Hero MotoCorp, the biggest maker of motorcycles and scooters worldwide, and Ather Energy, a top Indian electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, joined forces to create a super convenient charging network for EVs in India. This cool team-up lets EV users easily charge up at VIDA and Ather Grids in 100 cities, boasting a whopping 1900 fast-charging spots. It’s the largest EV charging system in India!
The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) gave the thumbs up to the Light Electric Combined Charging System (LECCS), a homegrown AC and DC Combined Charging connector standard for light electric vehicles. Thanks to this approved charging system, the combined network not only takes the top spot in India but also makes history as the world’s first super easy charging network for EV two-wheelers.
Finding a charging spot is a breeze with “My VIDA” and Ather Apps. These apps make it simple for customers to locate, check availability, and navigate to the nearest charging station. Plus, the interoperability feature lets users discover compatible spots for charging. It’s like having a handy map for your EV charging adventure!
Dr. Swadesh Srivastava, Chief Business Officer – Emerging Mobility BU, Hero MotoCorp, is super excited about teaming up with Ather Energy for even longer. He thinks it’s awesome that VIDA (that’s their electric scooter brand) is making it easy for people to charge up quickly by using different charging stations. He gave a big thumbs up to the Ather and VIDA teams for doing such a great job and setting a new standard for electric scooters around the world.
Swapnil Jain, Co-founder and CTO of Ather Energy, thinks that working together is a big deal because it’ll help set up more places to charge electric vehicles all over India. The LECCS technology, which is really good and made specifically for India, is likely to convince more companies to use it. Ather Energy promises that any company using this tech can use Ather Grid anywhere in India. Basically, it’s about making it easier for everyone to charge their electric bikes by using the same standard.