New Delhi, Jan 28: Ather Energy on Tuesday unveiled an advanced performance and intelligent electric scooter Ather 450X packed with brand new features, advanced 4G connectivity and a brand new ownership model at Rs 99,000 (Bengaluru) up front and a monthly subscription.
"Ather recently signed an MoU with the Tamil Nadu government to build a new 400,000 sq ft facility and is now moving to the next phase of its growth," a statement here said. "Ather is scaling up its operations across the country with Ather 450X being available across 10 major cities in India beginning with Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad along with Bengaluru and Chennai," Tarun Mehta, CEO and co-founder, Ather Energy said. Ather 450X comes in three new colours - grey, green and white.
The scooter is powered with a 6kW PMSM motor, a new 2.9 kWh lithium ion battery and comes with 4 riding modes. In addition to Eco, Ride and Sport, Ather is introducing a new high performance mode, 'Warp'. Ather 450X can go from 0 to 40 kmph in just 3.3 sec in the Warp mode, making it the quickest electric scooter in its category.
Ather 450X will have a 4G SIM card and Wi-Fi along with Bluetooth connectivity, allowing riders to manage phone calls and music on the touchscreen dashboard. The new 7” touchscreen dashboard, comes with a color depth of 16M and a Snapdragon Quad Core processor. Ather 450X utilises Android Open Source to offer map navigation, On-board diagnostics and other unique features like Over-the-air updates, Auto Indicator off and Guide-me-home lights.
The Ather mobile app will continue to offer personalised ride statistics, charging status, push navigation and more functionalities like theft & tow detection, live location & vehicle state tracking, voice assistant and welcome lights. Ather 450X will support connected accessories like smart helmets and tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS). With the new ownership model, the upfront cost of the Ather 450X will be INR 99,000 (exBangalore) along with a monthly subscription of Rs 1699 for the Plus and Rs 1999 for the Pro.
In Delhi and Maharashtra, Ather 450X owners may also benefit from the EV subsidy offered by the states which is currently an additional amount of approximately Rs 14,500 and Rs 5,000, respectively. (UNI)