Tork Motors and Bolt Earth join hands to provide 30,000 charging points for EV customers
Electric vehicles (EVs) are gaining popularity in India as they offer a clean and sustainable alternative to conventional vehicles. However, one of the major challenges faced by EV users is the lack of adequate and accessible charging infrastructure. To address this issue, Pune-based EV maker Tork Motors has partnered with EV software and charging infra provider Bolt Earth to provide as many as 30,000 charging points to its customers across over 1100 cities in the country. In this blog, we will discuss the details of this partnership, how it will help Tork customers and the EV industry, and what are the future plans of both the companies.
Tork Motors is a pioneer in the Indian EV market, offering its premium commuter segment electric motorcycle KRATOS-R with standard as well as urban trim options. The company claims that KRATOS-R is India’s first connected electric motorcycle with features such as cloud connectivity, navigation, remote diagnostics, and over-the-air updates. Bolt Earth is a leading EV software and charging infra provider that operates a network of over 30,000 charging points across India. The company offers smart solutions for EV charging such as real-time availability, dynamic pricing, reservation, payment, and analytics.
The partnership between Tork Motors and Bolt Earth is aimed at giving flexibility to Tork customers in finding a charging point closer to them at their convenience. These charging points will be embedded in the existing charging infrastructure map on Tork’s mobile app and customers will be able to locate them without the need of downloading multiple apps. This will help reduce range anxiety and enhance customer satisfaction. Both Tork Motors and Bolt Earth are part of the Bharat Charge Alliance to offer interoperable DC charging infrastructure for light electric vehicles.
The charging points offered by Bolt Earth are equipped with smart features that make EV charging easy and convenient. Some of these features are:
- Real-time availability: Customers can check the availability of charging points near them on their mobile app or website.
- Dynamic pricing: Customers can compare the prices of different charging points and choose the best option for them.
- Reservation: Customers can reserve a charging point in advance and avoid waiting in queues.
- Analytics: Customers can track their charging history, consumption, savings, and carbon footprint on their dashboard.
To access these charging points, Tork customers just need to open their Tork mobile app and scan the QR code on the charger. They can then start or stop their charging session using their app. They can also view their battery status, range, and estimated time to full charge on their app. The app also provides notifications and alerts for low battery, charging completion, or any issues.
One of the key advantages of this partnership is that it enables interoperable DC charging infrastructure for light electric vehicles. This means that Tork customers can use any charger that is compatible with the Bharat Charge Alliance standards regardless of the operator or manufacturer. This will increase the availability and accessibility of charging points for EV users and promote faster adoption of EVs in India.
According to Kapil Shelke, Founder and CEO of Tork Motors, “The range anxiety is still a prevailing concern among EV users. While most people charge their vehicles at home, access to charging stations at other locations throughout the day minimises their worries. We are glad to partner with Bolt Earth to provide our customers with more options and convenience for charging their vehicles.”
Rajesh Kumar, a Tork customer from Delhi, said, “I am very happy with my KRATOS-R bike. It is powerful, smooth, and eco-friendly. The best part is that I can easily find a charging point near me using the Tork app. The Bolt Earth chargers are fast, reliable, and affordable. I don’t have to worry about running out of battery anymore.”
In conclusion, Tork Motors and Bolt Earth have joined hands to provide 30,000 charging points for EV customers across India. This partnership will help Tork customers to find a charging point closer to them at their convenience, reduce range anxiety, and enhance customer satisfaction. It will also enable interoperable DC charging infrastructure for light electric vehicles, which will boost the EV industry and the environment. If you are looking for a premium commuter segment electric motorcycle with smart features and reliable charging options, you should definitely check out Tork Motors and Bolt Earth. As they say, “Charge your ride, not your wallet.”.