Interesting video on how to use their service. Ather is used in this video…
Charging with a PC is nothing but time-consuming and irritating, Even I find sometimes charging with a fast charger nothing but hectic, This looks like an advertisement for the company to lure in consumers & hosts. But if Ather releases a compact fast charger with a 16A top then it might be beneficial for the majority of users using these kinds of chargers
Yes compact or portable fast chargers are the need. And with the tech made open to OEMs by Ather I hope there will be few in near future.
I am not actually impressed by the video since it has lot of glitches in it. And also they are just providing the power socket. Not the charger. If they want to implement PC mechanism then they need to have some connectors for those who dont have portable chargers. This is the main reason why there are not much EV stations for 2w segment no common standard or widely accepted standard. Every one had their own proprietory connector.
If that was there then there would have been lot of providers by now like 4w segment has many stations now.
Ather selling/lending its part of the proprietary connector the upcoming Ev’s is a huge step but will create now all sorts of problems, given that Ather is having it’s own grid, now consider the scenario An another ev has used the Ather’s connector and does not set up the grid for its consumer and advises that it can be fast-charged at Ather’s location, facts are that the grid points are already few in numbers and keeps on decreasing, There will be a day when a fight might arise because the fellow Ev user is using the grid but an Ather rider can’t.
My advice is that if Ather locks Ather grids to ather users only for time being and unlocks to any EV manufacture who also set’s up the grid so vice versa can happen, The other EV user uses Ather grid and at the same time Ather user can also use the other EV manufacturer’s grid
It’s basically an authenticated 15a socket. I wouldn’t want to leave my portable charger outside while waiting to charge for 1-2hours.
This will work for iqube or chetak that has a built in charger.
Can’t agree more.
This move is an indication that they are ready to monetize. For chrging at public stations.
Cannot deny this possibility.
If monetization means more charging stations in & outside the city, it should be okay.
If it means owners don’t treat grid chargers like their personal parking spots!. Hell yea! Start charging users for using the grid!
True they have to cahrge. And there should be some package & discounted rates for Ather users.
And for other vehicles charge at regular prices. Then definitely public fast chargers will be legitemately used.
Adresses two issues.
- Reduced abuse of public fastcharger usage
- Other vehicle owners will not use it much unless very highly required.
100% agreed on the point that now more 3rd party EV infrastructure companies can put up chargers that can be used by Ather owners. But at the same time saying that ather grid should be locked is equal to saying Only TATA customers can use Indian oil.
So ather might be charging soon as then we can see people using the grid only when they actually need it and the same can be done with other brands as well.