Ola Electric to set up one lakh charging points in 400 cities!
Ola Electric has announced that it will set up a Hypercharger Network for its electric two-wheeler customers. It claims the charging network would be the world’s largest and densest, spread over 400 cities with more than 1,00,000 charging points!
In the first year of operations alone, Ola Electric will be setting up over 5,000 charging points across 100 cities in India, more than double the existing charging infrastructure in the country. Ola said in a statement it will offer the most comprehensive set of charging options to its electric vehicle customers through a combination of widely deployed high-speed Ola Hyperchargers and the home-charger that will come bundled with the Ola Scooter.
Ola Hypercharger is claimed to be the fastest two-wheeler charging network. The Ola Scooter can be charged 50% in just 18 minutes for a 75 km range, providing superior range confidence. Ola Hyperchargers will be widely deployed across cities in India. They will be located in city centers and dense business districts as standalone towers as well as in popular locations such as malls, IT parks, office complexes, cafes, and more, ensuring that Ola Electric customers always have a Hypercharger nearby.
The Ola Hypercharger network, being built by Ola and partners, will be complemented by the home charger that will be bundled with the Ola Scooter. The home charger will require no installation and will provide Ola customers the convenience of charging at home by simply plugging into a regular wall socket for overnight charging.
Announcing the charging network plans, Bhavish Aggarwal, Chairman and Group CEO, Ola, said, “Electric is the future of mobility and we are reimagining the entire user experience of owning an electric vehicle. Our plans to build a comprehensive charging network is a key piece of this. By creating the world’s largest and densest 2-wheeler charging network, we will dramatically accelerate the customer adoption of electric vehicles and rapidly move the industry to electric.”