Ola said in a statement on Thursday that the Ola super charging station network will become the world’s largest and densest two-wheel charging system, including 100,000 high-speed charging points in more than 400 cities in India. In the first year, the startup will build 5,000 points in 100 cities, doubling the country’s infrastructure. Its scooters will also be bundled with home charging kits.
The world’s largest electric scooter factory, producing EVs every 2 seconds
Adequate charging infrastructure is essential to accelerate the popularization of electric vehicles in India, which lags far behind China and Europe. If Ola Electric wants to sell the 10 million vehicles it plans to produce at the world’s largest Bangalore electric scooter factory, the startup will need to alleviate consumer concerns about price, mileage and availability of charging points.
The startup, backed by SoftBank and Tiger Global Management, said its system will take 18 minutes to replenish the electric scooter battery to 50% capacity, which will allow 75 kilometers (47 miles) of travel. The charger will be located in the city center, business districts, office buildings and other crowded places. The company said that customers will be able to pay and track charging progress through an app, and the company will work with partners to build the system.
Bhavish Aggarwal, co-founder and CEO of Ola, said in a statement: “We are reimagining the entire user experience of owning an electric car.” “By building the world’s largest and densest two-wheel charging network, we will greatly accelerate our customers. The adoption of electric vehicles.”
Ola said that the pricing of its scooters will be “aggressive” so that Indian buyers can afford it. The company also plans to export to foreign markets.
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