Becoming an AtherGrid host doesn’t cost you anything. All you need to do is provide the space and all the necessary permissions. That’s all. Ather Energy will take care of every other thing - installation, operation, and the maintenance of each public charging Point.
Absolutely not. For the first batch of hosts, Ather Energy will install a sub-meter to track the electricity consumption of each Point. This will measure the exact number of units consumed, based on which Ather Energy will reimburse the host, as per the applicable BESCOM tariff.
At Ather Energy, our endeavour is to sign-up hosts that are keen to drive EV adoption. However, a host could deny the use of the charging service, if a customer is not keen on availing any service.
We are limited by the current regulations around selling/reselling electricity to allow house owners to host AtherGrid. Currently, we don’t have that model, but if the laws change, we wouldn’t mind considering it, as this will help us expand our network.