Ather Energy is all set to launch the Ather 450X Collector's Edition on September 25, 2020.
Ather plans to install 10-15 fast-charging points in each city
Adds Kozhikode to the list of cities in Phase One expansion
Deliveries of the Ather 450X to begin in November 2020
What is the Ather 450X Collector's Edition?
The Bengaluru-based start-up says that the Ather 450X Collector's Edition is the company's way of thanking those who bestowed faith in the brand and the 450X scooter by booking it, despite not knowing the specifications or price.
The Ather 450X is an even more feature-packed and powerful version of the standard Ather 450 and was launched in January 2020.
Powering the Ather 450X is a 3.3kW/6kW (continuous/peak) motor that produces 26Nm of torque (up from the 450's 20.5Nm). While the claimed top speed remains the same, at 80kph, the 0-40kph acceleration time has now improved from the Ather 450's 3.9sec to 3.3sec because of the scooter's new Warp riding mode. The scooter is also lighter than the 450 by 4kg, weighing in at 108kg (kerb). To know more about the Ather 450X, click here.
The company adds that the special-edition Ather 450X is a celebration of its principle of developing purposefully designed, high-performance products.
Ather’s expansion plan includes one more city
Earlier this year, Ather announced that it plans to expand its presence to 10 cities across India –Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Kochi, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Pune. However, going by the response it has received so far, Ather has added Kozhikode to the list. This takes the total number of cities in Ather's Phase One expansion plan to 11.
Ather’s charging infrastructure plan
As part of the expansion plan, Ather is working towards setting up a wide network of fast chargers across the previously mentioned cities. The company has already begun identifying locations such as malls, coffee shops, restaurants, tech parks, and offices.
Ather says it intends to set up at least 10-15 fast charging points in each city, as part of the Phase One expansion plan. At present, the company has installed 52 Ather Grid points in Chennai and Bengaluru. These can be accessed not only by Ather users but also by those with electric vehicles from other brands.
When will deliveries for the Ather 450X begin?
Ather will begin deliveries of the new Ather 450X from November 2020 onwards, across the country.
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