Ather Energy sets up 100 fast chargers in Bengaluru

Tarun Mehta, co-founder and CEO of Ather Energy announced that they now have 100 fast chargers in Bengaluru. Ather’s charging network is called Ather Grid, and it’s currently one of the best in the space. According to Tarun, the Ather Grid in Bengaluru has facilitated more than 250,000 hours of fast charging so far.

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May 9, 2023 at 19:36 pm

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It is expected that manufacturers will soon introduce some charging standards so that consumers will no longer hoard chargers. Also, this will ensure more access for all owners. The brand has also restarted its open house events in some cities.Apart from this, Tarun also revealed that one of the main focuses of Ather Energy is to enable satellite city travel by installing AtherGrid fast chargers on key routes like Bengaluru-Mysore, Chennai-Pondicherry, Mumbai-Pune, etc.

Ather also recently updated its product lineup. The manufacturer is now selling the 450X electric scooter only in the Indian market. It can be used with or without the Pro Pack. The 450X is priced at ¥98,183 while the Pro Pack costs ¥1,28,443. Both prices are ex-showroom Delhi and include state subsidies and home chargers.

The Pro Pack is equipped with additional features such as guide me home lights, auto-cut turn indicators, bluetooth, 4G connectivity, multi-color dashboard and connectivity. The 450X Pro Pack also comes with park assist, riding modes and hill assist. Besides that, another big difference is the charging time. The 450X takes 12 hours and 15 minutes to charge to 80 percent and 15 hours and 20 minutes to charge to 100 percent. The 450X Pro Pack can be charged to 80% in 4 hours 30 minutes and 100% in 5 hours 40 minutes. Also, without the Pro Pack, the 450X will not support the Ather Grid and TPMS sold as official accessories.

Also read: Ather 450X vs 450X Pro Pack: Differences explained

In addition to this, the manufacturer recently applied for a trademark for the 450S. The 450S is expected to be a new entry-level electric scooter for the Indian market. It is also possible for Ather to rebadge the 450X without the Pro Pack as a 450S.

First published date: May 9, 2023 at 19:36 PM CST

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