Launched in 2020, Ather 450 Plus is an upgraded version of Ather 450 with improved hardware and software capabilities which is built on the same platform as that of Ather 450. Here’s everything you need to know about one of the finest electric scooter, Ather 450 Plus.
Ather 450 Plus promises to be practical with good performance and range. It’s a fun and high-tech electric scooter developed by a start-up company, Ather Energy, completely home developed from scratch. Revolutionary, Ather 450 Plus is sold along side of Ather 450x, which is visually and mechanically identical.
Designed with futuristic route plan, Ather 450 Plus is an attractive scooter without neglecting the minimal details. Ather 450 Plus has a tall and slim front end with a large LED headlamp placed on the front apron with Pilates on both sides, where as the rear section ends with an elegant and functional grab handle and smart LED lamp with sleek and vertical side indicators on either sides. The Ather 450 Plus comes in three different shades, White color with green highlights, Matt Grey with yellow highlights and Mint Green with orange highlights.
Let’s take a closer look at enhanced Ather 450 Plus !
Range and Performance of Ather 450 Plus:
The Ather 450 Plus uses a lithium-ion battery with usable capacity of 2.23kW.h and is powered by 5.4kW PMSM motor producing a peak torque of 22Nm. With unique battery management system Ather gives a long lasting battery with a 3 year unconditional warranty on battery and motor. Ather 450 Plus can go from 0 to 40 kmph in 3.9 seconds. As per the Indian drive cycle (IDC), Ather 450 Plus has a range of 100km per charge, whereas in Eco mode it provides a realistic range of 70km/charge and in Normal mode it has a range of 60km/charge.
With a top speed of 80kmph, Ather 450 Plus does not have warp mode. It has an automatic transmission system. Ather 450 Plus has a reverse gear system making it a special scooter indeed.
Features and Safety in Ather 450 Plus:
Ather 450 Plus has a combined braking system and charging point to the left under the handle, and also has an option for fast charging. With 18º grade-ability, the Ather 450 Plus has a digital speedometer, odometer and console.
Equipped with 7-inch TFT touchscreen display, Ather 450 Plus has open Android based OS operating system and a 1.3GHz snapdragon processor. It has Vehicle Control Unit (VCU) that absorbs the shock in case of an accident. It has a footrest that seamlessly fits in the design avoiding the constant struggle of the conventional open and shut footrest. Ather 450 Plus does not include Bluetooth connectivity.It has 46 sensors on the vehicle providing real-time information.
Additional features: Pass switch, Clock, Navigation, Ride Stats, Live location, Vehicle Stat Tracking, Welcome lights, 4G Connectivity.
Charging in Ather 450 Plus:
Ather 450 Plus can be charged at the rate of 1km per minute at Ather Grid fast charging location. Ather Energy also provides Ather Dot and Portable Charger for charging the electric scooter at home. It is advised to use a 15 A socket(when used with an adaptor) and a 5 A socket for portable charger. The portable charger will cost Rs 10,950 (incl. GST).
Ather 450 Plus when charged for 10 min can give a range of 10km.Ather Energy has access to 250 locations across the country and is continuing with phase one of the installation of Ather grid, which provides features like auto-authentication and remote monitoring.It is supported by Ather Grid app allowing the EV owners to locate and check the availability of the nearest stations in real time.
Specifications of Ather 450 Plus:
- Chassis and Suspension:
Chassis of Ather 450 Plus is made up of aluminium cast providing flexibility.It has a Telescopic front suspension and a Mono Shock rear suspension.
- Dimensions and Capacity:
Ather 450 Plus has a kerb weight of 108kg and 22L of under-seat storage with a locking mechanism for helmets.
- Tyre’s and Brakes:
For precise handling, Ather 450 Plus has 12 inches Tubeless tyres, Alloy wheels, dual disc brakes and CBS making it extremely responsive and adequate.
Availability of Ather 450 Plus:
Currently, Ather electric scooters are available across 12 cities(Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Kochi, Kozhikode, Kolkata, Ahmadabad, Coimbatore and Jaipur) and has set up an expansion plan with addition of several cities to the list.
Price of Ather 450 Plus:
Recently, the ex-showroom price of Ather 450 Plus model was reduced to Rs 1,39,990 in Bangalore. Whereas, the price of Ather 450 Plus varies with different cities costing Rs 1,37,416 in Pune, Rs 1,37,731 in Mumbai , Rs 1,40,514 in Jaipur. It should be noted that the price is exclusive of Insurance, Road taxes and Registration.
It can’t be ignored that Ather 450x has an upper hand in factors such as battery capacity, performance and range but Ather 450 Plus provides an advantage in terms of cost. Ather 450 Plus is less expensive as compared to Ather 450x and is economically reliable in long run.
Ather Energy is definitely appreciable for being able to produce a revolutionary, highly practical and feature packed product. It has proved its capability by making one of the smartest and finest electric scooters. Ather Energy is an Indian Company that is 90% localized with only battery components being imported and everything else is made from scratch in India itself.