Ather’s charging connector becomes a standard for electric two-wheelers

In a big push for EV adoption, electric scooters in India might finally get charging interoperability as manufacturers settle on one of two common connectors.

Ather yesterday announced that the Bureau of Indian Standards has approved its charging connector as a standard for electric two-wheelers in the country. This makes it the first locally designed charger that has been declared a standard by the BIS for any category of electric vehicle.

More importantly, it creates a new common standard for electric scooters and motorbikes (and potentially also light three-wheelers). This will help EV adoption by making charging infrastructure simpler, which so far has lacked standardization. 

For the longest time, there was no global or industry standard for charging electric scooters and motorbikes, especially not for …


Pranav S.

Pranav is a co-founder at The Morning Context and used to lead the edit team here. He has previously worked as a writer and editor at The Ken and Mint, where he worked on business news from tech to banking to deals. At The Morning Context, he helps manage editorial operations, edits and commissions long-form stories, and writes at the intersections of technology, business and finance.

Head of Desk