Ather electric scooter to be launched on June 5
Ather energy is launching an all-electric scooter in India on June 5 priced at around 1 lakh Rs in Bengaluru.
The Ather 340 which is renamed from Ather S340 is the most expensive electric scooter to go on sale in India. The scooter was under development for four years by Ather energy. Ather energy CEO had announced in April that the scooter will go on launch in phase manners starting from Bengaluru. Before making the launch, the company has focused on EV charging infrastructure in the country. This initiative from the company is called as AtherGrid
It is a programme by a Bengaluru based startup Ather energy and from this programme, the company has promised the biggest EV charging infrastructure in any Indian city. The company has targeted 30 charging stations in Bengaluru itself by the end of May and 60 across the country by the end of 2018. There would be charging station every 4 kilometres after its completion.
This scooter will be the strongest contender in the Indian market performance wise. But this performance will come with an expensive price tag along with smart technologies. intriguing features like parking assist, push navigation, over the air assist, charging station location tracking and diagnostic alerts will add on to the value for money of the product.
Talking about power specifications, the scooter will be powered by brushless DC motors. According to company’s figures, the scooter will have a max torque of 14Nm and a top speed of 72 kph. The time required for the scooter to reach 0-40 kph is 5.1 sec. Ather340will use battery packs and battery management system which is designed by Ather Energy for power storage and power optimiser respectively.
The electric scooter will have on road range of about 60 km and the battery life of 50,000 km. Also the charging time from 0- 80% is estimated to be just 50 min.
It is integrated with a combined braking system (CBS) and disc brakes while the suspensions are a telescopic fork and a monoshock unit.