The Ather scooter manufacturer has now announced that AutoHold features will be added to its Gen3 scooters. According to the company, the AutoHold feature will be available beginning February 1, 2023.
Ather Energy recently released the Atherstack 5.0 update for its Ather 450 Plus and 450X electric scooters. Previously, the company demonstrated its AutoHold feature. The electric scooter manufacturer has now announced that AutoHold features will be added to its Gen3 scooters. According to the company, the AutoHold feature will be available beginning February 1, 2023.
Hill Hold and Hill Descent Control are combined in the AutoHold feature. The scooter will soon be able to detect whether it is stopped on an incline or decline and will hold the vehicle in place to prevent it from rolling back. Notably, the feature does not use the brakes and operates automatically without the rider’s intervention. This function can be enabled or disabled in settings based on the rider’s needs.
New design and Features in Ather 450x and 450
Ather Energy has also released four new colour options for its 450X electric scooter. Along with other upgrades, these scooters have a new seat and the most recent software updates. At the Ather Community Day in Bengaluru, these enhancements were announced as part of AtherStack 5.0. Prices for these scooters now start at 1.37 lakh for the 450 Plus and 1.60 lakh for the 450X (ex-showroom, Delhi).
In terms of design, the Ather 450X receives only new colours, with the rest of the model remaining unchanged. Aside from White and Space Grey, the manufacturer has introduced True Red, Cosmic Black, Slat Green, and Lunar Grey colour options for the Ather 450X, bringing the total number of available colour options to six.
Ather Engery has also made changes to the AtherStack. This includes the electric scooter’s software, firmware, system intelligence, and algorithms. AtherStack 5.0 upgrades the scooter with increased torque output without reducing range, improved range predictions, and intelligent auto cut-off when plugged into a charger to extend battery life.
The most recent software update also includes a new user interface with a redesigned home screen that allows users to connect their devices via Bluetooth and begin navigation before starting the motor. The most recent on-screen animation displays power usage and consumption in various modes, and quick controls allow you to adjust brightness and turn off incoming call notifications. A new quick view section has been added to display data such as TPMS.
Battery and Driving range of Ather 450x
The 450X Gen 3 is powered by a 6.2kW motor and a 3.7kWh lithium-ion battery from Ather. The latter is a larger unit than before and contributes to the 450X Gen 3’s claimed 105km range in Eco mode. Meanwhile, the 450 Plus Gen 3 can travel 85 kilometres in Eco mode.
Ather has updated the 450X Gen 3 with 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM. Because the previous generation model had 1GB RAM and 8GB ROM, this is likely to make the UI faster than before. According to Ather, the 450 Plus Gen 3 can fast-charge for 10 kilometres in 10 minutes and the 450X Gen 3 can re-charge for 15 kilometres in 10 minutes.