Ather’s E-Scooter 450 Apex Hits the Road: Boasting a 157km Range, Ready to Take On Ola S1 Pro

Ather Energy has today (January 6) launched its flagship electric scooter ‘450 Apex’ in the Indian market. The electric two-wheeler manufacturer based in Bengaluru claims that this transparent-bodied scooter is the world’s first of its kind. The company has priced it at INR 1.89 lakh (ex-showroom). Bookings for the e-scooter started on December 19, and customers can secure their booking by paying a token amount of INR 2,500.

Ather Energy’s 450 Apex Anniversary Edition: Exclusive in Indium Blue Color

Ather Energy’s co-founder, Tarun Mehta, has announced that the 10th-anniversary electric scooter will be launched as a limited edition, and its production will only commence based on demand, starting from October 2024. The delivery of this new e-scooter is set to begin in March 2024. It will compete directly with the new Ola S1 Pro. Speaking about the design, the 450 Apex will be available exclusively in the Indium Blue color option, featuring transparent side body panels. Apart from the color, there are no hardware changes.

Ather 450 Apex: Performance

Ather Energy claims that the Ather 450 Apex offers a superior performance and comfortable riding experience, comparable to traditional 125CC petrol scooters in the market. This limited edition model comes with several upgrades over the Ather 450X. In terms of performance, it is equipped with a 7.0 kW electric motor, generating 9.38 bhp of power and 26 Nm of peak torque. The 450 Apex can accelerate from 0 to 40 kmph in just 2.9 seconds. Additionally, it can achieve a top speed of 100 kmph, surpassing the 450X (with a top speed of 90 kmph). The scooter features five ride modes to cater to different preferences.

Coasting Regain Feature for Improved Efficiency

Ather Energy claims that the flagship model, Ather 450X, boasts a 3.7 kWh battery pack, providing an impressive 157 km range on a full charge. The battery can be charged from 0 to 100% at home in just 5 hours and 45 minutes. By utilizing the Ather Grid fast charger, the 450X can gain a charging speed of 1.5 km per minute. Moreover, the scooter features the Coasting Regain feature, functioning similarly to a regenerative braking system in electric vehicles. This feature contributes to increased efficiency by capturing and utilizing energy during deceleration and braking. With this technology, Ather aims to enhance the overall riding experience and maximize the scooter’s range.

Advanced Features Enhancing Riding Experience in New Electric Scooters

Modern electric scooters, exemplified by models like the Ather 450X, come equipped with cutting-edge features aimed at enhancing the overall riding experience. These include:

  1. Hill Hold Assist: This feature assists riders when navigating hilly terrains, preventing the scooter from rolling backward when on an incline.
  2. Park Assist: Simplifying parking maneuvers, the park assist feature aids in precise and convenient parking.
  3. GPS Navigation: Integrated GPS navigation provides riders with real-time directions and helps them navigate through various routes seamlessly.
  4. Ride Modes: Offering flexibility in riding, different modes allow riders to customize the scooter’s performance based on their preferences and the riding conditions.
  5. Bluetooth Connectivity: Enabling connectivity with external devices, Bluetooth connectivity allows for hands-free calling and music control, enhancing rider convenience.
  6. Live Tracking: A live tracking feature ensures that riders can keep track of their scooter’s location in real-time, adding an extra layer of security.

Ather to Launch More Affordable Family Electric Scooter Alongside 450 Apex

In addition to the high-performance 450 Apex, Ather is diligently working on introducing a more affordable family electric scooter. While specific details about the new model remain undisclosed, it is expected to be priced more competitively than the existing 450X. Ather aims to make electric scooters more accessible to a broader audience by offering a model that balances performance and features with a more budget-friendly cost.

As of now, the company has not shared detailed information about this upcoming family electric scooter. However, it is anticipated to inherit certain features from the 450X while being positioned as a more budget-conscious option. The 450X, known for its impressive single-charge range of 120 km, sets a benchmark for performance in the electric scooter market.

Niyati Rao

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