Ather Energy kick started delivery of first set of 450s electric scooter in Bengaluru on Tuesday, three months after its official debut.
Few customers were invited to the company’s Final Assembly Unit to take their Ather 450’s home. Before delivering the intelligent, electric scooters, the company installed private charging stations at their residences. With the multiple fast public chargers set up by Ather, the owners will have free charging available both at home and across the city.
Tarun Mehta, Co-founder and CEO said, “The past few weeks have been incredible for everyone at Ather Energy. Today marks the real launch of the company as consumers take their ﬁrst scooters home and begin to ride them. We will continue to deliver more Ather 450s in batches to the rest of our pre-orders in the coming months. We still have a lot to learn about the ﬁnal ownership and day to day usage of our vehicles and are looking forward to the next phase of our growth.”
Ather Energy claimed that it has completed nearly 3500 test rides at its experience centre ‘AtherSpace’ in Indiranagar, Bengaluru since June this year.
The automotive startup has already started working on rolling out its charging network ‘Ather Grid’ in Chennai and expects to set up its experience center AtherSpace by Q2 2019, followed by other cities.
Ather 450 comes with a top speed of 80 km/hr, a range of 75 km and one of the quickest accelerations of 3.9 seconds from 0-40 km/hr in the scooter category. It is is designed for city riding conditions and comes with parking assist, which allows riders to reverse into tight parking spots.