While Ather Energy, one of India’s first smart electric two wheeler makers had announced the launch of the Ather 450X in 10 cities earlier this year, they are all set to add a new market to the list – Kozhikode. The pre-orders, dealership requests, and also the volume of requests for test rides has led Ather Energy to include the new market in Phase 1 of their expansion. By the end of the Q1 of 2021, Ather 450X will be on the roads of 11 cities – Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Kochi, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Pune, and Kozhikode.
Ather Energy has already begun identifying partners (malls, coffee shops, restaurants, tech parks, and offices) to set up their fast charging public network – Ather Grid. A popular cafe chain has already signed up to host Ather Grid at two of its outlets in Kozhikode. Ather Energy plans to set up 10-15 fast charging points in every city in Phase 1 before they begin the deliveries of the scooters. Ather Energy has already installed 52 Ather Grid points in Bengaluru and Chennai, which can be used by other electric four wheelers and two wheelers as well.
Ather 450X deliveries begin in November 2020 across the country.