The Ather 450 is an electric scooter from the Bengaluru-based two-wheeler brand, Ather Energy. The e-scooter is packed with modern features and it gets a subtle yet stylish design that should appeal to the Millennials. Buyers can either purchase the Ather 450 for Rs 1,13,715 or opt for the lease program at Rs 2,589/month (both prices are for Bengaluru).
The electric scooter is powered by a BLDC motor that makes 20.5Nm of torque and a peak power output of 5.4kW (7.24bhp). The 0-40kmph acceleration takes 3.9 seconds while the top speed is rated at 80kmph. The electric motor is fed by a 2.4kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The range depends on the selected mode. The Eco mode can deliver up to 75km/charge, while Ride and Sport are claimed to return 65km/charge and 55km/charge, respectively.
Charging solutions include Ather Grid, a comprehensive infrastructure installed by the two-wheeler brand. Ather Energy also offers Ather Dot home charger. The battery pack can be recharged upto 80 per cent at the rate of one km/minute through the fast charger. The home charger, on the other hand, can fully recharge the battery in five hours and 15 minutes. The electric scooter also comes with a portable charger that can be used to recharge the battery pack through a 5A socket.
In terms of design, the Ather 450 packs a dual-tone finish that comprises of white base paint along with black panels on the front apron. The styling is further enhanced by highlights on the side panel, rim stripes, and the exposed frame under the seat – all finished in a shade of green.
The equipment complements the styling, and the Ather 450 comes with features like full-LED lighting, Bluetooth-enabled touchscreen display, on-board navigation, digital document storage, 24X7 connectivity with an in-built SIM, reverse mode, telescopic front forks, rear mono-shock, disc brakes on both wheels, and a combined braking system. The Ather 450 tips the weighing scale at 111 kg/scooter and it is available in a single colour choice. The e-scooter has a low center of gravity and a zero lateral offset that is aimed to provide greater agility for the city riding conditions.
Ather Energy continuously sends over-the-air software updates while the diagnostics can be run via a smartphone (and the app). The dedicated Ather app allows you to check charge status, push navigation, see ride statistic, and book service remotely. Other services include doorstep pick up and drop, 24x7 road-side assistance, and remote diagnostics.