Ola Electric has announced plans to set up its Hypercharger network across India, over the course of the next five years. These charging stations will be exclusive to Ola Electric vehicles, starting with the Ola electric scooter that is expected to go on sale shortly.
Ola Electric claims it will be the largest and densest network in the world. Ola has planned for 1,00,000 charging points across 400 cities. Ola electric scooter can be charged to 50 percent in 18 minutes.
Infrastructure details of Ola Electric Hypercharger network
Ola Electric says it will set up 1,00,000 charging stations across 400 cities in India, as part of the Hypercharger network. It claims that this will be the largest and densest electric two-wheeler charging network in the world. It will be set up in a phased manner, beginning with 5,000 charging points across 100 cities in the first year. According to Ola, this capacity itself will double the existing electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the country.
Locations and charging speed of Ola Electric Hypercharger network
Ola Electric says that their Hypercharger network will be the quickest two-wheeler charging network. The charging point can add 50 percent juice to an Ola electric scooter in 18 minutes, which translates to a 75km range.
The plan is to set up these charging stations at places frequented by people, such as IT parks, malls and cafes.
The company will make the network easy to use, with the owner only requiring to connect the electric scooter to the charging point. The charging status of the battery can be viewed on a smartphone via the Ola Electric app, which can also be used to pay for the units consumed.
The Key Objective of Ola Electric Hypercharger network
Ola Electric says that setting up the Hypercharger network will address the issue of the paltry EV charging infrastructure currently present in India. This, in turn, will encourage and motivate people to adopt electric vehicles in future.
Ola Electric plans to launch its scooter in the year 2021. The electric two-wheeler was revealed recently. The EV will be made at a new factory in Tamil Nadu, which the company says will have the world’s largest electric scooter manufacturing capacity.