Ather Energy has announced the opening of its new experience centre in Ahmedabad. This will be the 4th experience centre in India after Bangalore, Chennai and Mumbai. Ather Energy is one of the emerging electric vehicle companies whose main aim is to build truly intelligent electric scooters in India.
The Showroom Details
Ather Space Ahmedabad, the name by which the Experience Centre is called, is located at Ambawadi, near Panjarapole Char Rasta. These showrooms are designed in a way to provide a comprehensive understanding of how an electric scooter works. In fact, a naked scooter is up on display by which the customers will learn more about the involved mechanicals and engineering. The customers will also have the opportunity to experience all the intelligent connected tech features of the scooter through a display board. Ather has also introduced a functionality on their website which will enable the customers to book their slot for a test ride prior to visiting the showroom. Ather mentioned that the customers of Gujarat have given a very positive response for Ather products and this has compelled the Bengaluru based startup to include Surat in the Ather Energy’s phase 2 expansion with experience centre expected to open in the second quarter of 2021.
The Charging Infrastructure
To ensure hassle-free ownership, Ather Energy has started the installation of its Ather Grid points in Ahmedabad and till now, three fast charging points have been installed, which are located at, Regenta Central Antarim-Navrangpura, Tea Post-Sindhu Bhavan Road and Ophiolite’s-Sindhu Bhavan Road. Ather has also declared that it will provide free charging at its charging grids for all the electric four-wheelers and two-wheelers and they have plans to add 10-12 more charging points in the near future.
The most recent launch, the Ather 450X is an upgrade from its predecessor Ather 450. The scooter is powered by a 6kW PMSM motor and a new 2.9 kWh lithium-ion battery pack is also a new addition. Of the four driving modes, the most exciting is the high performance ‘WARP’ mode which can propel the scooter from o to 40 kmph in just 3.3 seconds. The ex-showroom price of the Ather 450X is INR 1,61,426 meanwhile the Ather 450 Plus has a sticker price of INR 1,42,416.