Ather Energy today unveiled India’s first truly smart, electric scooter, the S340. Packed with a powerful Lithium Ion battery pack, top speed of 72 kmph and a range upto 60 kms.
Ather S340 scooter has touchscreen dashboard which integrates cloud based data to help personalise the consumer ride experience. This scooter has features like on board navigation, pre-configured drive modes like sport and economy. Its integration with the S340 Mobile App keeps the rider connected with the vehicle, to configure ride and profile preferences and sync navigation routes remotely. Predictive analytics and aggregation of ride statistics enable customised recommendations. As more vehicles go in-field, aggregate rider and vehicle data will help in customised vehicle updates that will be delivered automatically over the air.
“The future will be connected and inevitably electric and the Ather S340 has been built as a manifestation of this philosophy,” said Tarun Mehta, CEO & Co-Founder. “It is an unapologetically electric vehicle, it has been designed and built mostly in-house with engineering precision.”
Structurally robust and intelligently designed, its IP67-rated battery pack offers an uncompromised ride for 50,000 kms. The vehicle achieves an 80% charge in 50 minutes in fast charging mode and can be charged from any 5A normal socket in normal mode. It has a distinct sporty look with zero lateral weight offset, a low centre of gravity and intuitive LED lights that respond to ambient light conditions.
Ather S340 will be manufactured in Bangalore and is a truly made in India product. It will roll out from production by end of this year. Experience centres will bring the product to life and facilitate test rides in the next few months.
In an industry first, Ather Energy will build an online-only purchase model with doorstep delivery and service. Pre-ordering will be open in the cities of Bangalore, Chennai and Pune in the next quarter. The company also aims at setting up an ambitious public charging infrastructure in every city it will operate in, partnering with government and private enterprises.