EV users will be able to easily switch between Hero VIDA and Ather Grids
Two of India’s Hero MotoCorp and Ather Energy, have joined forces to establish an innovative fast-charging network for electric two-wheelers in the country. This groundbreaking network is being hailed as the first of its kind in the aims to revolutionize the EV industry by offering interoperable charging solutions two-wheelers. This partnership is seen as a significant milestone in India’s journey towards is expected to set a benchmark for other countries to follow.
Get access to 1900+ combined charging points present across 100+ cities in India. #VIDA powered by @HeroMotoCorp and @atherenergy have joined hands to offer interoperable fast-charging stations across the country.🙌🏼
Stay tuned for easier and more accessible charging.😍 pic.twitter.com/L0kDuidCPO
— VIDA World (@VidaDotWorld) December 6, 2023
Electric Vehicle (EV) users across India can now benefit The partnership has resulted in a combined network of over 1,900 fast-charging across 100 cities in the country. This collaboration will enable seamless usage of both networks for EV users, providing them with convenience and accessibility.
The Chief Business Officer of the Emerging Mobility Business Unit at Hero MotoCorp, Dr. Swadesh Srivastava, has stated that having the largest charging network will help provide customers with a seamless and convenient ownership experience. Through this rapidly growing network, customers will be able to use and charge their vehicles without any problems in the future due to the use of a government-approved connector standard.
The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has recently approved India’s first-ever indigenously developed AC and DC Combined Charging connector standard, known as Light Electric Combined Charging System (LECCS), for light electric vehicles.
In addition to using the “My VIDA” and Ather App to locate charging stations, customers will also be able to navigate to them. They will be able to discover only compatible locations, locate and view their nearest charging stations, and navigate to them using the interoperability.
“The collaboration between Indian original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) will enable charging infrastructure to be scaled up to meet the needs of customers. By partnering with Ather Energy, consumers will have access to an extensive network of charging stations across the country, alleviating range anxiety, said Swapnil Jain, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer.
According to him, OEMs that adopt the LECCS standard will be able to connect to Ather Grid across India.
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