Ather Energy launches 450X in India, priced at Rs 99000

The Ather 450X comes with a 4G SIM card integrated to it and Wi-Fi along with Bluetooth connectivity. New Delhi: Ather Energy has launched the electric scooter 450X in India, at a starting price of Rs 99,000 (ex-showroom, Bengaluru). It is available in two different variants, Plus and Pro and there are three different dual-tone colour options on offer, which are White-Green, Grey-Yellow and Green-Red.The e-scooter will compete with rivals like TVS iQube and Bajaj Chetak as well. The electric two-wheeler manufacturer claims the e-scooter comes with 75 per cent localisation.The scooter gets a host of features that include a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which has 16M colour depth and a Snapdragon Quad-Core processor. Ather 450X uses Android Open Source to offer map navigation, on-board diagnostics and over-the-air (OTA) updates. It also has auto indicator off and guide-me-home lights.The Ather 450X comes with a 4G SIM card integrated to it and Wi-Fi along with Bluetooth connectivity. This will allow the riders to manage phone calls and music on the touchscreen dashboard.Ather claims that this is a significant improvement from the Ather 450. It is powered by a 6kW PMSM motor, combined with a new 2.9 kWh lithium-ion battery. The e-scooter offers four riding modes, which are Eco, Ride, Sport and Warp. The last one is the high-performance mode, claims Ather.The Ather 450X electric scooter can accelerate 0-40 kmph in just 3.3 sec in the Warp mode, making it the quickest electric scooter in its category, claims the brand. It churns out 8 PS of power and 26 Nm of torque and the scooter can run at a top speed of 80 kmph.The company has set a target to sell 40,00 units of the scooter in the FY21 and 1 lakh units in the next fiscal. In the FY21, Ather Energy aims to expand its network to 10 cities and increase it to 24 cities in the FY22. Also, for the convenience of the 450X buyers, Ather Energy aims to set up more than 200 charging points in the next fiscal, while the number will increase to over 1,000 in FY22.Commenting on the launch of the e-scooter, Tarun Mehta, CEO and co-founder, Ather Energy, said, “With Ather 450, we wanted to build a vehicle that breaks the mould of what an EV can do in India. Over the last year and a half, the scooters on the road have provided tremendous data and our online community is active with thousands of members. With over 6 million KM of on-road data from our existing riders and the invaluable feedback from our community, we have built Ather 450X which raises the bar on almost every key metric.”He also said, “With Ather 450X we have changed the ownership model and reduced the upfront payout for the scooter while also reducing the battery replacement cost to virtually nothing. This has been a major impediment to EV adoption and our new monthly subscription packs address it.” Follow and connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Youtube

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