Ather Grid joins hands with Magenta ChargeGrid to set up grids pan-India

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 19 May 2022

Ather Grid has signed an MoU with Magenta ChargeGrid to install Ather Grid for electric two-wheelers across locations in the country. The partnership gives Ather access to Magenta ChargeGrid’s multiple locations across India aiming to collectively accelerate the footprint of public charging networks.

Magenta ChargeGrid is currently expanding its network to 35-40 cities in India with the aim to set up a network of around 11000 chargers by the end of FY23. This partnership with Magenta ChargeGrid will give Ather Grid access to premium and strategically located across Tier I, Tier II & Tier III cities and highways in India and provide wider coverage for EV customers.

Nilay Chandra, VP - Charging Infrastructure and Marketing, said, “Our partnership with Magenta is another step towards building this industry collaboration. It will bring increased convenience by setting up AtherGrids at hubs strategically identified by them.

Maxson Lewis, Founder and Managing Director, Magenta said, “At Magenta ChargeGrid, we strive to accelerate EV adoption in the country by creating an end-to-end EV ecosystem. This collaborative approach with Ather Energy, shall further our vision and allow consumers to access our network of smart and safe charging stations across the country and encourage a seamless EV adoption.”

Ather has already partnered with charging operators like Zeon Charging and retail partners like Decathlon, Cafe Coffee Day, Blue Tokai etc and 15 other brands. Since its inception, Ather Energy has actively focussed on building a fast-charging network - Ather Grid and has also released its IP for the charging connector to all OEMs. Currently, Ather has installed around 330+ fast-charging Ather Grid Points across 35 cities in the country.

Ather Energy has expanded its retail footprint across key cities in India and is currently present in 31 cities with 36 retail stores.  Magenta ChargeGrid has formed alliances with prominent DISCOMs across the country such as BSES, BESCOM and other key discoms with the goal of establishing a stronger EV charging ecosystem. 

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