Vida by Hero MotoCorp, In spec wise this is a competition to Ather itself. With a vast dealer network of over 6k, they can see a good sales number.
If they use Ather’s proprietary connector maybe. But the grids are already seeing a decline and inter-sharing the grid without billing is a waste of resources. I hope the saga of free charging comes to an end in Dec’22.
Interesting fact that they have used Ather’s fast charger, but for some reason they have used a different connector for slow charging. both battery will charge from that connector and the Ather’s connector is used for fast charging
So at booking itself they are showing to use Athergrid network which is already damm congested for Ather user. There are even words exchanged and now this? Ather should really consider the fact to let them use it or create a bigger network.
There is too much of Hero money running within Ather for them to ever refuse assisting Hero
The only solution is to either increase the number of grid points (I wouldn’t hold my breath for this, considering how the grid expansion and upkeep is already terribly failing to keep up with the current demand), or this, very likely (at least for non-Ather users):
Has anyone tried charging their Ather with Vida’s fast charger in Bengaluru? Is it compatible, if yes it is free ( I know Vida can charge with Ather’s charger), Their website show’s around 15 chargers in Bengaluru.