Ather Energy, an Indian electric scooter manufacturer has announced the launch of the Ather 450X across 16 more cities namely Mysore, Hubli, Jaipur, Indore, Panaji, Bhubaneshwar, Nasik, Surat, Chandigarh, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Guwahati, Nagpur, Noida, Lucknow and Siliguri. This is a part of the plan where Ather is targeting to reach over 27 cities in India. The increasing demand for electric vehicles and positive response of the 450X has led Ather to include the above cities in its Phase 2 expansion plan. These cities will also have an option to get the limited-edition Series 1 vehicle which is finished in all black shade with subtle red inserts.
Ather has already started to look for spaces to set up the charging infrastructure, Ather Grid. As of now, Ather has around 60 charging points across 11 markets in India and many more are yet to come up. Ather has confirmed that it will be opening up in the new cities in a staggered manner by Q1 in 2021 and will let customers experience the vehicle in form of test drives soon.
Ather 450X is the replacement for its predecessor the 450 and is one of the fastest and quickest scooters in India as claimed by the brand. The Ather 450X e-scooter is powered by a 6kW Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor coupled to a 2.9 kWh lithium-ion battery pack and features four driving modes – Eco, Ride, Sport and Wrap. This Wrap mode is quite useful in the city as it will help you filter through the traffic with its high performance. Ather says, in this particular mode the 450X can go from 0 to 40 kmph in just 3.3 seconds.
The charging time has also improved and charges 50% faster than the previous model at 1.5 km per minute. Also, it can charge the battery from 0-80% in 3 hours and 35 minutes making it one of the fastest charging electric scooter in India. The charging status can also be monitored remotely via app and the charger comes with an in-built cut off and surge protection for safety concerns. The Ather 450X is offered in three colours paint options – White, Grey and Green.
The Ather mobile app will give all the details like ride statistics, push navigation, charging status, and more functionalities like theft & tow detection, live location & vehicle state tracking.