Ather 450x Energy rolls out the 50,000th unit of its electric scooter
Ather Energy has rolled out the 50,000th electric scooter from its manufacturing plant in Hosur. It took the electric two-wheeler maker around 50 months or a little over four years to achieve this milestone. The Bengaluru-based EV maker launched its first electric scooter, the Ather 450, in 2018. The electric two-wheeler maker last month launched its latest model Ather 450X Generation 3 electric scooter in the Indian market.
Ather Energy, backed by Hero MotoCorp, launched its second model Ather 450X in 2020. Two years later, the EV maker decided to upgrade the model with the latest generation 450X Gen 3. It was launched in Delhi at an initial ex-showroom price of 1.39 lakhs. The company has also launched the Ather 450 Plus Gen 3 scooter priced at Rs 1.17 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). This scooter price includes FAME II and other subsidies.
The Ather 450X Gen 3 electric bike is furnished with a 3.7 kWh lithium-ion battery load with a limit of 74 Ah. It can cover a maximum distance of 146 km on a single charge.
The Ather 450X Gen 3 rivals the likes of TVS iQube 2022 and Ola S1 Pro in the high-speed scooter segment. At a time when incidents of EV fires have affected its sales momentum in recent months, an established player in the electric scooter segment like Hero is all set to launch its EV unit Vida later this year.
Ather Energy’s manufacturing plant is in Hosur, Tamil Nadu. It has the capacity to produce more than one lakh units every year. Ather Energy is backed by Hero MotoCorp, and the plant is also supported by the Tamil Nadu government as part of its EV policy.
Ather Energy also provides a high-speed EV charging facility called Ather Grid across the country. The organization has introduced in excess of 60 EV charging grids in Maharashtra. At present, the company has over 350 charging stations in 38 cities and plans to install 5,000 fast chargers in the next three years.