Bengaluru-based EV maker Ather Energy announced the Ather 450X’s launch as well as its availability for orders. Ather Energy sharing that it will commence deliveries of the EV in India starting November 2020. The company added that its flagship scooter will be available in 10 cities across the country by Q1 2021.
Ather 450X electric scooter was launched at ₹85,000 in Delhi and ₹99,000 in other parts of the country. This Ather electric scooter is also available with Plus and Pro packages that can be bought for either a monthly or an upfront payment.
The pandemic did disrupt our timelines by a few months, but we have been able to get back on track with our plans. We used the time to refine our expansion plan and get the ball rolling on our go-to-market strategy. We have also been working very actively with our supplier partners to ensure minimal disruption in the supply chain. The excitement and the wait has been too long now we can’t wait to get started. We will soon share more information on our dealer network and Ather Grid points across each city. The demand has been phenomenal, and we are sure with different ownership and purchase models that we will introduce, it will help consumers make the shift to electric with ease. Exciting times ahead.”Tarun Mehta, Co-founder & CEO, Ather Energy.
Ather 450X is powered by a belt-driven hub motor and a 2.9 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, delivering 8 bhp with a peak torque of 26 Nm. Ather 450X is claimed to deliver a riding range of 85 km per charge in Eco mode. The Ather scooter also features a new Warp mode which allows it to accelerate from 0 km/h to 40 km/h in 3.29 seconds and from standstill to 60 km/h in 6.5 seconds. Oh and the scooter can be charged up to 80 per cent in an hour.