Mrunal Manmay Dash

Following the installation of its 1,000th fast-charging station in India, EV maker, Ather Energy is all set to install more than 1400 such stations by the end of this year, reported Autocar India.

The company claimed, by the end of 2023, there would be 2,500 Grid fast-chargers. When additional charging stations become operational, this will become a crucial step in encouraging more people to choose the Ather electric scooter.

Ather's extensive fast-charging network has been utilised by Hero MotoCorp, a sizable investor in the Bengaluru-based start-up. With a 1.2km/min fast-charging capacity, it has given its e-scooter, the Vida V1, the same open-sourced connector design as Ather’s previous models. Owners of Vida V1 scooters can now efficiently connect them to Ather's fast-charging network.

Recently, Ather Energy had introduced four new colours of its 450X electric scooter. These scooters are also upgraded with a new seat and latest software updates along with other upgrades.

The prices of these scooters now begin at Rs 1.37 lakh for the 450 plus and Rs 1.60 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the 450X.

Ather Engery has also updated the AtherStack. This includes the software, firmware, system intelligence and algorithms on the electric scooter. The latest software update also brings a new user interface with a revamped home screen which lets users connect their devices via Bluetooth and begin navigation before starting the motor.