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Ather Rizta Electric Scooter Unveiled: All You Need To Know

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Ather Rizta Electric Scooter Unveiled: All You Need To Know

Ather Energy, a frontrunner in India’s electric vehicle industry, today introduced the Ather Rizta, an electric scooter aimed at fulfilling the diverse needs of families. Launched at the Ather Community Day 24 event in Bengaluru, this latest offering from Ather marks a significant evolution from their sporty 450 series, by focusing on comfort, utility, and an inclusive design philosophy.

Introduction to Ather Rizta

The Ather Rizta is made available in two distinct variants – the Rizta S and Rizta Z, with a starting price of Rs. 1.1 lakh. The Rizta Z top end variant costs Rs 1.45 lakhs.

Ather Rizta Electric Scooter Unveiled: All You Need To Know

Design Philosophy

In a departure from the aerodynamic lines of the 450 series, the Rizta showcases a more reserved design language, highlighted by a horizontally aligned headlight cluster that integrates DRLs and turn signals for a cohesive look. Ather claims the distinction of offering the largest seat ever on an electric scooter, enhancing comfort for both the rider and passenger.

Storage Solutions

Ather Rizta Electric Scooter Unveiled: All You Need To Know

The storage capacity sets a new benchmark in the segment, with the scooter featuring a voluminous under-seat storage and a supplementary front storage bin. There is 24 litres of storage in the underseat area, and 22 litres of additional storage in the optional ‘frunk’ attachment – making the Rizta a leader in utility with a total storage solution of 56 liters – a feature designed to resonate well with the daily needs of a family.

The underseat boot has compartments to organise every object you put in there, so they do not move about too much. The boot also comes with a multipurpose charger that can charge laptops, phones, speakers and tablets.

Ather Rizta Electric Scooter Unveiled: All You Need To Know

Powertrain, Performance, and Charging

The heart of the Rizta is its efficient PMS electric motor, engineered to deliver robust acceleration (0 to 40 kmph in just 3.7 seconds) and a maximum speed of 80 kmph. Customers are offered a choice between two battery configurations, ensuring a TruRange of 105km and 125km, and an IDC range of 123km and 160km, respectively, along with a comprehensive five-year/60,000km warranty.

Ather facilitates an accessible charging framework for the Rizta, leveraging its extensive fast-charging network of over 2500 points across 170 cities, ensuring convenience and reliability. The charging duration varies from 4 hours 30 minutes to 6 hours 40 minutes for an 0-80% charge, demonstrating Ather’s commitment to user convenience.

The smaller capacity power pack takes 6 hours 40 minutes for an 80% charge, while the premium powerpack in the Rizta Z variant charges in 4 hours 30 minutes.

Ather Rizta Official introduction video

Charging the scooter

Ather Rizta Electric Scooter Unveiled: All You Need To Know

Ather says that charging is easier than ever before, whether on the highway or at home. You get personal charging with the Ather Duo portable or fixed chargers. The Duo charger can be attached to any 6A 3-pin socket and connected to the scooter for charging. Plus, you also get Ather’s public charging points with 2500-plus charging points in 170 cities. Using an Ather public fast charger, the scooter can be charged at the rate of 15 kilometers range in ten minutes.

Advanced Technology and Features, Connectivity

Ather Rizta Electric Scooter Unveiled: All You Need To Know

The Rizta showcases cutting-edge technology, with the S variant powered by a Cortex Series processor and the Z variant by a Snapdragon 212 Quadcore processor. Both models boast touchscreen displays that are IP65 certified for water and dust resistance. The Z variant elevates the tech experience with a 7-inch color TFT display offering Bluetooth connectivity and navigation, while the S variant features a ‘deepview’ LCD display. The display has integrated Google Maps, so you can get live traffic views, two wheeler routes and more.

A highlight feature across variants is the innovative under-seat wireless charger for the Ather Halo smart helmet, integrating technology seamlessly into the user’s lifestyle. The new helmet also comes with the Halo Bit, a module that attaches to the helmet so the rider and pillion can talk to each other and share music. It has a 10-day battery life on a single charge.

Ather Rizta Electric Scooter Unveiled: All You Need To Know

Whatsapp on the dash

 

The Rizta comes with Whatsapp integration, so you get alerts while rising. When you halt the scooter, you can preview the notifications.

Akexa Integration on the Rizta electric scooter

Ather says that the scooter comes with Alexa integration and you can use voice commands for directions, and you can also check your last parked location, scooter charging status and more. Exactly how this works, we are a little unclear at the moment.

SMS and calls

While riding the scooter, your scooter can send auto replies via SMS so callers know you are riding.

Push Navigation

You can push the location of your destination directly from WhatsApp to your scooter.

Colors

Ather Rizta Electric Scooter Unveiled: All You Need To Know

There are 7 colours available for the Ather Rizta at launch. They are Pangong Blue and Pangong Blue dual color, Cardamom Green, Alphonso Yellow, Deccan Grey and Deccan Gey dual color and Siachen White.

Enhanced Riding Experience

Ather has not compromised on ride quality and safety. The Rizta is constructed on an underbone chassis, supported by telescopic forks and a monoshock suspension, rolling on 12-inch MRF tires. The introduction of Ather Skid Control technology, an emergency stop signal (ESS) system, and the Ather Fall Safe feature underscores Ather’s dedication to rider safety. Additionally, the scooter benefits from Ather Stack 6 software updates, offering features like coasting regeneration and over-the-air updates, complemented by practical riding modes like SmartEco and Zip.

Pricing Strategy and Market Positioning

With pre-booking available for a nominal fee of Rs. 999, Ather has strategically priced the Rizta to ensure competitive positioning in the market:

Ather Rizta ‘S’ (2.9 kWh Battery): Priced at Rs. 1,09,999
Ather Rizta ‘Z’ (2.9 kWh Battery): Priced at Rs. 1,24,999
Ather Rizta ‘Z’ (3.7 kWh Battery): Priced at Rs. 1,44,999

How to buy

The scooter is available on EMI as low as Rs 2199 per month. On vehicle exchange, you have a zero downpayment option. Interest rates start from 5.5%, there is instant loan approval with appropriate documents, and the loans have a flexible tenure up to 5 years.

Battery Warranty and Scooter Warranty

Ather offers a 3 year or 30000 kilometers warranty on the battery of the Rizta, which can be upgraded to a 5 year / 60,000 kilometer warranty. The Rizta scooter itself comes with a 3 years or 30,000 kilometer warranty, whichever comes earlier. The portable charger has a no-questions-asked 3 years warranty.

Ather Rizta Accessories

Ather Rizta Electric Scooter Unveiled: All You Need To Know

Ather’s accessories for the Rizta family EV scooter include throttle grip covers, tyre inflator, scooter covers, seat covers, floor mats, Ather Duo charger wall mount, Body Guard attachments, and a Frunk attachment for additional storage. The Frunk is essentially a storage bag with compartments that can be attached to the inside of the front fascia/ A Tyre pressure warning system and a side step are coming soon.

Closing Thoughts

The Ather Rizta not only signifies Ather Energy’s expansion into the family-centric electric scooter segment but also reflects a strategic move to capture a broader demographic. With its blend of practical features, advanced technology, and robust performance, the Rizta is set to redefine expectations for electric scooters in India, offering a compelling choice for environmentally conscious families seeking a versatile, reliable, and enjoyable mode of transportation.