Ather currently owns the 450X and 450 Plus electric scooters, which were recently upgraded by the company. Now, a recent interview with the company’s CEO has revealed that the company is planning to launch two new variants of its popular electric scooter, which could reportedly offer higher performance and range. The existing 450X and 450 Plus variants come with 6kW and 5.4kW electric motors respectively and are also claimed to offer a real life range of 85km and 70km.
One given to BikeWale Interview In 2016, Ather CEO Tarun Mehta revealed his plans to add two new variants to the company’s existing 450 e-scooter lineup. He said that out of the two new variants, one variant will be designed for a longer range. Let us tell you, at present, out of the two existing variants of this lineup, the 450X variant claims to give a real life range of 85 km. Of course, the company will have to use a bigger battery pack for more range, due to which some changes can also be seen in the structure of the scooter. In the report, it has been estimated that no changes will be made in its performance and top speed.
The report further suggests that out of the upcoming variants, other variants may be offered with some minor exterior changes, which will include a new paint scheme. However, the design can be retained. For now, more details of these upcoming variants have been kept behind the scenes.
Talking about the current 450X and 450 Plus variants of Ather, the ex-showroom price of 450X electric scooter in Delhi is Rs 1,50,657 which includes FAME II subsidy.
After the latest upgrade, the 450X now gets 4 riding modes, which include Smart Eco, Eco, Ride and Sport. There is a difference in range between these four. This variant claims to give a maximum range of 85 kms. It has a battery pack of 2.9kWh capacity. Its 6kW power motor generates 26Nm of torque. The company claims that this scooter can run 15KM on a charge of 10 minutes.
At the same time, you get a maximum range of 70KM in the 450 Plus variant. Its motor comes with 5.4kW capacity, which generates maximum torque of 22Nm. In this variant, 10 minutes of charge is capable of giving you a ride of 10KM. Both the scooters come equipped with features like reverse mode, GPS and navigation, central locking system and parking assist. In the 450X variant, you also get additional features like Bluetooth connectivity, call alerts and music control.