At an event in New Delhi, Ather Energy today launched intelligent electric scooter, Ather 450X. This super scooter is packed with 4G connectivity and a brand new ownership model, at INR 99,000 (Bengaluru) up front and a monthly subscription. The Ather 450X comes in three colours – Grey, Green and White.
Ather 450X is improved version of Ather 450 with various features and is more intelligent than its predecessor. The 450X 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 has introduced a new high performance mode, ‘Warp’ in Ather 450X which can go from 0 to 40 kmph in just 3.3 sec in the Warp mode. The improved battery of 450X claims to provide a real life range of 85 km in city conditions. Ather 450X will also charge 50% faster than before at 1.5km per minute, making it the fastest charging rate in the electric two-wheeler category as further claimed by the company.
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. It has 7 inch touchscreen dashboard which comes with a color depth of 16M. It also comes with 1.3GHz. Snapdragon 212 Quad Core processor, 1GB RAM and 8GB of storage. 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).
Ather 450X will be offered with two performance pack options: Pro & Plus that owners can switch between at their convenience. Each pack has been designed to offer a variety of smart and connected features and ride capabilities. Owners will no longer be limited by fixed variants and vehicle models. With the new ownership model, the upfront cost of the Ather 450X will be INR 99,000 (ex-Bangalore) along with a monthly subscription of INR 1699 for the Plus and INR 1999 for the Pro.
If the consumers wish to pay upfront for Plus and Pro pack options then the price for 450X Plus would be Rs. 1,49,000 lakhs ( Rs. 1,35,000 for Delhi) and Rs. 1,59,000 for Pro pack options ( Rs. 1,45,000 lakhs for Delhi). Please note that Delhi prices are valid subject to Delhi State EV policy clearance.
Details of Plus and Pro packs: