Bengaluru-based tech start-up Ather Energy has launched the electric scooters - Ather 340 for ₹ 1,09,750 and Ather 450 for ₹ 1.24,750 (On-road Bengaluru).
The Ather 340 promises an actual range of 60 km on a single charge, and with a top speed of 70 km. The 1.92 kWh lithium ion battery powers the electric motor which, in turn, propels the Ather 340 with 20 Nm of peak torque, with a claimed acceleration of 0 to 40 kmph in 5.1 seconds. The Ather 340 is a smart-connected electric scooter which has remote diagnostics, satellite navigation as well as top-spec front and rear disc brakes from ByBre and telescopic front suspension. The Ather 340 electric scooter promises to revolutionise the electric scooter space in India.
The Ather 450 uses a 2.4 kWh lithium-ion battery with a BLDC motor which has peak power of 5.4 kW and continuous power of 3.3 kW with 20.5 Nm of maximum torque. The Ather 450 promises an acceleration of 0 to 40 kmph in just 3.9 seconds with a claimed actual top speed of 80 kmph. In Economy mode, the Ather 450 is said to offer 75 km of range on a single charge, while Power mode will offer 60 km of range on a single charge. The Ather 450 promises to be a practical, fun and tech-laden electric scooter which has the performance to take on even conventional 110 cc petrol engine scooters. We have already ridden the Ather 450 and are quite impressed with its features and performance.
Customers will also need to pay an additional ₹ 700 a month for the Ather One plan which will cover all regular service and maintenance costs, including consumables like brake pads, as well as data services which include satellite navigation as well as cloud-connected remote diagnostics and even roadside assistance. The company will even bear the cost of electricity required to charge the scooter if it's charged from outside the Ather Grid network, and charging within the Ather Grid will be free of cost. For the first set of customers, Ather Energy is offering the first year of the Ather One plan for free. Ather is also looking to expand its network in Chennai and Pune.
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