Low-cost Ather 450S in the works

    The 450S is expected to be Ather's new entry-level model.

    Published On May 09, 2023 01:14:00 PM

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    Ather Energy is all set to introduce a new low-cost electric scooter, which is expected to be called the 450S. The company has trademarked the ‘450S’ nametag, suggesting that a launch may not be that far away.

    1. 450S to be less feature-rich than 450X
    2. Expected to rival base TVS iQube and the Ola S1 Air

    Upcoming Ather 450S: what we know so far

    Ather applied for the 450S trademark in late March 2023 and the application has passed the formalities check. Furthermore, the company has also filed a trademark for what appears to be the 450S logo. Both these factors suggest that Ather’s line-up will soon expand with a third electric scooter.

    As for the scooter itself, not much is known in the public domain. But expect the Ather 450S to be less feature-packed than the range-topping 450X. Features such as the 7-inch TFT touchscreen, auto-hold and maybe even a riding mode may be omitted. This will enable the manufacturer to price the electric scooter competitively and help it gain a larger slice of the electric scooter sales pie.

    One of Ather’s main competitors in the two-wheeler EV space, Ola, already has a low-cost electric scooter in the form of the S1 Air (starts from Rs 84,999). Hence, the 450S should help Ather compete better with Ola, which has been the largest-selling 2W EV maker in India for the past few months. 

    Ather recently updated its 450X line-up by adding a new entry-level variant, which is priced at Rs 98,183 (ex-showroom, Delhi with FAME-II and state subsidy). The 450X ProPack, meanwhile, costs Rs 30,000 more and gets all the bells and whistles like riding modes, fast charging and more. When launched, expect the new Ather 450S to undercut the entry-level 450X variant.

    What price range should Ather target for the new 450S? Let us know in the comments.

    Also see:

    Ather 450X Gen 3 review: A change that matters

    Ather 450X Gen 3 long term review, 540km report

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