One of the best known electric scooters in India – the Ather 450 Plus and 450X – have moved to the 3rd generation. In the process, both electric scooters have gotten significant updates. Ather Energy has just launched the 3rd generation 450 Plus and 450X with bigger battery packs, higher ranges and updated features. Test rides have commenced at all Ather Experience centers across India from today.
The top-of-the-line Ather 450X is priced at Rs. 1.56 lakh, ex-showroom Bangalore while the 450 Plus model sells at Rs. 1.34 lakh. These prices reflect an increase of about Rs. 5,000 over the 2nd-generation versions. The Gen-3 Ather 450X delivers an ARAI certified range of 146 Kms, with real world range – called True Range by Ather – standing at 108 Kms. The Gen-3 Ather 450 Plus manages an ARAI certified range of 108 Kms while True Range stands at 85 Kms.
The battery pack has become larger – 3.7 kWh – up from 2.9 kWh. There are five ride modes offered on the 450X – Warp, Sport, Ride, SmartEco, and Eco – while the 450 Plus model gets 4 ride modes (warp mode skipped). In Warp mode, the Ather 450X’s electric motor puts out 8.7 Bhp. Peak torque for the 450 Plus stands at 22 Nm while the 450X makes 26 Nm.
In terms of feature additions, both scooters now get a side step, wider tyres, redesigned mirrors and increased processing power (2 GB RAM and 16 MB ROM) for the 7 inch touchscreen infotainment system. The 22 liter underseat storage remains unchanged while kerb weight has increased marginally to 111 Kg (up from 108 Kg). Hydraulic disc brakes on both wheels, brake energy regeneration, 12 inch wheels, telescopic front forks, a monoshock rear suspension and a tyre pressure monitoring system accessory are other key features of the Gen-3 Ather 450 Plus and 450X electric scooters.
Tarun Mehta, Co-Founder & CEO, Ather Energy, said,
Ather 450 revolutionised the E2W segment in the country and showcased how electric scooters were not just better than its ICE counterparts in terms of performance but also cracked the right product specifications for the industry. The 450X Gen 2 launched in 2020, made EVs truly aspirational and exciting for the Indian market and set the benchmark with its reliable performance and dependability. With the 450X Gen 3, we have doubled down on the performance parameters and taken it to the next level to offer a thrilling experience. The Gen 3 also comes in with a bigger battery pack giving us a certified range of 146 kms and TrueRangeTM of 105 kms offering more range to consumers looking for exciting yet reliable and consistently performing electric scooters. The 450X Gen 3 will be pivotal in growing the E2W segment in the country and taking the E2W truly mainstream as we continue to expand our footprint across the country