Ather Energy, a Bangalore startup, has launched its two electric scooters, the Ather 340 and Ather 450 at a price of Rs 1.09 lakh and Rs 1.24 lakh respectively.
The Ather 340 is powered by a 1.92 kWh lithium-ion battery that produces around 6 BHP of power and 20 Nm of torque. It gives a top speed of 70 KMPH and accelerates 0-40 KMPH in 5.1 seconds.
The Ather 450 runs on a 2.4 kWh lithium-ion battery that produces around 7.5 BHP worth of power and 20.5 Nm worth of torque. It gives a top speed of 80 KMPH and accelerates 0-40 KMPH in 3.9 seconds.
With the eco-mode on, the 340 will run up to 60 Kms on a single charge. With its eco-mode off, it will run up to 50 Kms. The ARAI tested range of the scooter is 86 kms.
With the eco-mode on, the 450 will run up to 75 Kms on a single charge. With its eco-mode off, it will run up to 60 kms. The ARAI tested range of the scooter is 107 Kms.
The scooter will come with fast charging technology. It can charge 0-100 % in 4 hours and 18 minutes. The fast-charging rate of the scooter is 1 Km/minute. It provides a 50km range in a single hour of charge.
The Ather 340 and Ather 450 both are shod with telescopic forks upfront and a monoshock at the rear. The scooters run on 12-inch alloy wheels shod with MRF tyres and get disc brakes at both ends
The scooter comes with a 7-inch Android powered touchscreen instrumental cluster, push navigation system, parking assistant, smartphone connectivity via an application for battery status, vehicles data, diagnostic test and more. The systems have the IP67 rating for dust and water resistance. The scooter gets Central Braking system, LED lights and under seat storage.
Currently the scooter is available only in the production place, Bengaluru. There are around 30 charging stations in Bengaluru