Ola Electric to set up world's largest two-wheeler charging network
Ola Electric has announced that it is planning to set up the world's largest and densest charging network for electric vehicles (EVs), called the 'Hypercharger Network'. It will offer multiple charging options to the brand's EV customers which include home chargers that shall be offered with Ola electric scooters at the time of purchase, as well as high-speed Ola hyperchargers. Here are more details.
'Hypercharger Network will aid in accelerating EV adoption'
Announcing the plans, Ola CEO Bhavish Aggarwal said, "Electric is the future of mobility and we are reimagining the entire user experience of owning an EV. Our plan to build a charging network is a key piece of this." "By creating the world's largest and densest 2-wheeler charging network, we will accelerate the customer adoption of EVs and rapidly move the industry to electric."
Around 5,000 charging points will be built within a year
Ola plans to set up 1,00,000 charging points across 400 cities. Of these, 5,000 will be built across 100 cities in the first year itself. The company claims this will reduce range anxiety among customers. It is also planning to build multi-level parking and charging facilities in big cities, IT parks, malls, and other popular areas. They will be automated in nature.
Ola's factory will manufacture a scooter every two seconds
Additionally, Ola is building a manufacturing facility dedicated to EVs in Tamil Nadu. It is spread across 500 acres and is being built for Rs. 2,400 crore. The plant will include 10,000 personnel, 3,000 robots, and shall have an annual capacity of 10 million units. The factory should produce one scooter every two seconds, making it the largest facility of its kind.
Finally, here's a look at the Ola electric scooter
On a related note, Ola Electric's upcoming vehicle shall be based on the Etergo AppScooter. It will have a 'smiley face' headlight, a digital instrument console, a 50-liter storage compartment, and multi-spoke wheels. It will offer a range of 75km and shall be charged up to 50% in just 18 minutes. For ensuring the passengers' safety, there will be disc brakes on both wheels.