There are over 60 electric scooters on sale in India, but the Ather scooters are the most aspirational of them all. It may cost a king’s ransom, too, but here is what is on offer: a 60km riding range, a colour touchscreen instead of an instrument cluster, Bluetooth connectivity, OTA updates, diagnostics that can be run via your phone (and the app), a top speed of 70kmph, front and rear disc brakes, a ‘reverse gear’, and the ability to charge to 80 per cent in 60 minutes.
Ather has launched the S340 only in Bengaluru for now, because they aim to set up charging infrastructure along with the sales of the product. Their aim for The Garden City is to have a charging station within 4km of any point in the city.
There is no real competition for the Ather S340, although the Okinawa Praise is something worth considering for anyone outside of Bengaluru.