India, March 14 -- The Indian electric vehicle company revealed that their Ather Grid public chargers will now have a charging cut-off of 80%.
According to the EV enterprise, this action will shorten lines at the chargers and aid in fair usage for everyone. Once the 80% cut-off is reached, the Ather Grid charger will automatically unlock from the scooter. Industry reports claim that once the solenoid has been unplugged, charging cannot proceed for security reasons. It would make it possible for another e-scooter user to easily remove the connector from the charged scooter and link it to theirs. The 450X e-scooter has an Optimal Charging function that lets users stop charging at 80% when using a home charger. This feature is a part of the Ather Stack software updates. The 80% cut-off at Ather Grid public charges is compulsory, however, the cited Optimal Charging function is optional.
Is a new Ather electric scooter in the works?
In a recent development, a new Ather electric scooter, similar to the current Ather 450, was spotted testing on Indian roads. Reportedly, the sighted Ather electric scooter could be an entry-level variant for the Indian market . The firm has not officially confirmed the launch of the spotted e-scooter yet. However, market rumours indicate that it could arrive with a less potent motor and a shorter range than the current 450X Gen3 model. The upcoming e-scooter will expectedly come with a smaller battery than the 3.7kWh unit in the Gen3 version.
Features-wise, the entry-level Ather model is expected to get a 7-inch touchscreen instrument console. An LED headlight, turn indicators, a tail light, Google integration, and connectivity features like geo-fencing and GPS navigation are anticipated to be included. In terms of prices, it will reportedly be affordable at a pricing estimated to be around Rs 1 lakh (ex-showroom).
Ather Energy to install over 2,500 EV chargers in India by 2023
Ather Energy confirms the installation of more than 2,500 EV chargers across India by the end of 2023. Around a thousand EV charging stations have already been installed in 80 cities across the country. The Ather Grid fast-charging station is the largest two-wheeler EV charging network, with 60% of its existing installations in Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities. The firm hopes the new charging infrastructure will accelerate India's adoption of electric vehicles. Published by HT Digital Content Services with permission from AutoX. For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement, please contact Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org