what did these people ever do to you ? If your city has less than only 2 working grid the your home charger is the best option don’t you think?
Some setbacks yes, Not a Fail. See the people in our country are obsessed with free things, and they start hearing it’s not going to be free anymore some people are okay with it and some aren’t. I don’t think that is going to affect the sales in any way.
Yes it will definitely hit sales. Atlest in my city. As people are looking so save on huge fuel cost by switching to ev. And Ather is the most expensive of the lot. Atleast some people including are buying Ather for its performance. But others main thing is cost. So if the grid is 2 times expensive than home charging it might be a deal breaker for the common man. They choose cheaper scooter so they can save on the initial cost and charge at home . Its all a value for money game. But hope the team will get a better solution or may give some free minutes every month so users can get quick topup and also we can shutdown the hoggers from the grid also.
majority of Grid users should only charge up enough to reach their home, and finish rest of the charging session there. instead of hogging the charger up till 80%. Pay per min ensures people don’t hog the charger and free it up as quickly as possible. and for occasional Grid users, this price is close to nothing. the savings from going to electric are already massive.
this price would only hurt the people who depend majorly on the grid, like delivery drivers. it would cost them Rs1/km or more, bringing it closer to ICE
TBH, My imagination could not get a better example.
Point was simple: If it was advertised anywhere that Ather Grid would be free for certain period and if it was revoked, it is fair to expect Ather to stick to their words.
Here, Ather kept extending this free charging every few months since 3+ years. In that case, if someone says I bought this vehicle thinking this free charging would extend for 1 more year and now it was revoked, its just a bad timing. Everyone knows, it is only a matter of “when”, not “if” Ather starts charging. Simply because it is not sustainable.