Ather Energy, an electric vehicle company, announced the installation of its fast charging network Ather Grid in Chennai.

The city will see 50-55 Ather Grid points up and running by the end of the year. The fast charging network can be used by all electric two- and four-wheelers, and will be offered free of charge till the end of the year, according to a statement.

Chennai has seven active fast charging Ather Points installed. The company has partnered with cafés, restaurants, tech parks, malls and gyms to reduce range anxiety and ease the adoption of electric vehicles in Chennai.

Following Ather Grid, the city will have its own experience centre — Ather Space — and pre-orders for Chennai will open in June.

“Ather Grid has seen steady adoption in Bengaluru, and Chennai was a natural choice for our expansion. We are working on setting-up the charging network and Ather Space in time for the launch of the Ather 450 in the coming weeks.” said Ravneet Phokela, Chief Business Officer of the company said.

The charging network is supported by the Ather Grid app, which allows all EV owners to locate and check the availability of the nearest charging stations in real-time. Ather Energy in its accelerated expansion phase targets to set-up 6500 charging points across the country by 2022.