-4% happens outside home and office. Even offices can be considered as public charging point. According to the executive of Ather quoted above, 74% of the charging happens at home, 22% at work and 4% outside that. Workplaces are great places to set up charging points as the vehicle remain idle for a long time there. If we include office charging as well, then utilisation rate can touch 25%. The number was confirmed by another executive in the industry as well before we published. The same person said that fleet companies like Lithium has a utilisation rate of 85% and that is the reason why they are not open to the public.
-The conclusion was not derived because of issues with plug-n technology. This article was not about plug-in vs swap. We already wrote an article on that 10 months back. The conclusion was derived because of the differences between the government and the industry on what direction to take. Ola, Uber, Bounce and other companies are piloting projects on swap technology for two and three wheelers while the government has not yet decides on the standards for swapping.