With the rapid adoption of electric vehicles in the country, we have understood that EVs are the future of mobility. However, one cannot ignore the fact that owners of electric vehicles suffer from range anxiety because the charging infrastructure in India is still not great. Recently, an owner of a Tata Nexon EV suffered from this issue on a road when his battery died. But his day was saved by a fellow Ather Energy EV scooter owner who helped him push his vehicle. The incredible video of one EV owner helping out another has been shared online.
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The video of an Ather Energy EV scooter owner saving the day for the Tata Nexon EV owner has been shared on X (formerly Twitter) by Ather Energy on their X page. In the video, which was originally shared by another X user, V. S. Sunil, it can be seen that an Ather Energy electric scooter owner is pushing a Tata Nexon EV SUV on what appears to be a bridge. The person on the Ather EV scooter can be seen with his right leg placed on the tailgate and using the Ather EV’s power to push the vehicle.
How is this possible?
All electric vehicles, be it an EV scooter, car, or any other mode of transportation, have instant torque available. This torque is available right from the get-go, and this is what is helping this Ather Energy EV scooter owner to push such a heavy car even in such close vicinity. The Ather 450X, which is the flagship model in the lineup, produces around 26 Nm of torque, which is impressive when compared to traditional internal combustion engine scooters.
Ather Energy 450 EV scooter
The scooter in the video, as mentioned above, is the Ather Energy 450 EV scooter. Now, which exact variant of this scooter is in the video cannot be determined. The Bengaluru-based electric scooter maker Ather Energy currently offers two scooters in its lineup. The first is the 3rd generation model of its highly popular scooter, the 450X. Meanwhile, the other is the newly launched 450S. The pricing for the 450X starts at Rs. 1.35 lakh, while the 450S starts at Rs. 1.27 lakh.
The all-new Ather 450S comes equipped with a belt-drive motor that produces a peak power of 7.24 bhp and a torque of 22 Nm. It offers a top speed of 90 kmph in Sport mode, while Eco and Ride modes offer slightly reduced speeds. The new 450S boasts a 2.9 kWh lithium-ion unit and offers an ARAI-certified range of 115 km on a single charge. However, its real-world range is around 90 km.
Other Ather Energy news
In other Ather Energy electric scooter manufacturer news, it was recently revealed that in the financial year 2022-23, the losses of the company soared very high. The company, in its recent regulatory filing, stated that its losses have surged by more than 2.5 times compared to the previous fiscal year, reaching a staggering Rs. 865 crore. This total loss, when translated, comes to about Rs. 63,000 loss on each Ather 450X electric scooter sold in India.