Bengaluru-based electric two-wheeler startup, Ather Energy has announced that it will be starting operations in Chennai in June 2019. Until now, the Ather 340 and the 450 were only available in Bengaluru. Ather will also be setting up its public charging infrastructure, the Ather Grid in Chennai. And like Bengaluru, buyers can charge their scooters at Ather Points for free for the first six months in Chennai too. Prospective buyers in Chennai can register themselves on the Ather website for pre-order benefits and early test rides.
The Ather 340 is priced at Rs 1.13 lakh, whereas the Ather 450 retails for Rs 1.28 lakh (both prices are on-road, Bengaluru). Ather also has four special subscription plans for its electric scooters. However, the company has added that prices for the electric scooters may differ in Chennai as the tax structure is different, and will be announced in June itself. Deliveries are expected to commence a few months after the pre-orders are accepted and buyers will be notified about the delivery timeline as soon as they place their pre-order. After Chennai, Ather plans to enter Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi and Pune next. The brand has set itself a target of being present in 30 cities in the next couple of years.
Article Source : ZigWheels