News Apr 26

Ola Electric unveils plan for the world's largest EV charging network 

The Indian-based firm wants to site 100,000 super-fast charging points in 400 cities across the scooter-loving country 

by Sean OMeara
Ola Electric unveils plan for the world's largest EV charging network 
The Ola scooter can be linked into the firm’s high-speed hyperchargers and its home-chargers.

India’s Ola Electric is to build what it claims will be the planet’s largest – and densest – EV ‘Hypercharging Network'.

Ola is betting big on being in at the start of India’s electric vehicle revolution and hoping to ultimately offer 100,000 charging points across 400 cities.

After announcing the construction of the world's largest electric two-wheeler factory in Tamil Nadu, the company now plans to roll out a charging network that will cater for Ola's upcoming two-wheeler models.

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The Ola scooter, to be launched in the coming months, can be linked into the firm’s high-speed hyperchargers and also its home-chargers that will be offered as standard with every scooter purchase.

Announcing the plans, Bhavish Aggarwal, Chairman and Group CEO at Ola, told carandbike.com: "Electric is the future of mobility and we are reimagining the entire user experience of owning an electric vehicle. 

“Our plan to build a comprehensive charging network is a key piece of this. By creating the world's largest and densest two-wheeler charging network, we will dramatically accelerate the customer adoption of electric vehicles and rapidly move the industry to electric."

CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE

The idea is to offer 100,000 charging points across 400 cities over a period of time. Ola says it will set up 5,000 charging points across 100 cities in India in the first year itself, which is more than double the existing charging infrastructure in the country. 

Ola claims that its scooter can be charged up to 50 per cent in just 18 minutes and offer a 75km range.

The company also plans to build automated, multi-level charging and parking systems in big cities, business districts, IT parks, malls and other popular areas.

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