Ather Unveils New Affordable Electric Scooter 450S Amid Rising Prices and FAME-II Subsidy Elimination

  • Ather Shatters Price Barriers with the Launch of 450S: A Low-Cost Electric Scooter Priced at Rs 1.3 Lakh (ex-showroom)!
  • Ather 450S: The Perfect Blend of Affordability and Performance with 115km Range and Sleek Design! Bookings Open in July!

Ather has long been speculated to be developing a low-cost electric scooter based on their 450 platform. With the elimination of the FAME-II subsidy, the 450X electric scooter series has become more expensive. Because the timing is better than ever, Ather has finally launched a new low-cost model known as the 450S. According to the Ather India, Price for Ather 450S will begin at Rs 1.3 lakh (ex-showroom).


Driving range of Ather 450S Electric scooter

At the moment, not much is known about the 450S, although some critical details have been revealed. In addition to releasing a teaser photograph of the handlebar, Ather has stated that it would have the same peak speed of 90kph as the 450X. It has not given any acceleration times, thus it may or may not be as fast as the 450X. Range is clearly not equal, with the 450S receiving an IDC range of 115km, which is little less than 20% less than the 450X’s certified range of 146km. This is due to a reduction in battery capacity from 3.7kWh on the X to 3kWh on the S. If Ather can achieve similar levels of efficiency, the 450S’s ‘TrueRange’ should be extended.

Price of Ather 450S

Prices for the 450S will starts at Rs 1.3 lakh (ex-showroom, after FAME-II subsidy) due to the smaller battery pack. This makes it slightly less expensive than the 450X, which costs between Rs 1.45 and 1.49 lakh (ex-showroom, following FAME-II subsidy). However, in circumstances where a state subsidy is applicable, the 450X may be purchased for as little as Rs 1.27 lakh, while the 450S can be purchased for as cheap as Rs 1.1 lakh in cities like Ahmedabad.

These is visible in the teaser image, the mirror stalks appear to be simpler in design than the very fancy units on the 450X, suggesting that the battery pack isn’t the only area where Ather has saved money. Ather is also working on passenger footpegs, according to design patents (the 450X does not have conventional footpegs, instead extruded platforms for the pillion to place their feet). These foldable footpegs have yet to debut on the 450X, but they may do so on the 450S. Bookings for the 450S will begin in July, with no news yet on delivery dates.

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