Does an upstart company from Bengaluru have what it takes to change everyone’s perception about electric scooters? After sampling the Ather 450, we certainly think so
Electric vehicles, and electric scooters especially, have generally had a very bad reputation in India at least. Most people associate electric scooters with the cheap, flimsily built glorified bicycles that would struggle to keep up with a half-decent sprinter. But they don’t have to be, as Bengaluru-based Ather is proving with their first pair of electric scooters - the 340 and 450. Now both the 340 and 450...read more »
Specifications Summary of 340
|Engine Displ. :||NA|
|Power :||2.8 kW (4 kW Peak)|
|Mileage :||86 km/charge|
|No Of Gears :||NA|
|Fuel System :||NA|
|Head Lamp :||LED|
|Wheels Type :||Alloy|
|Tyre Type :||Tubeless|
|Standard Warranty (Years) :||2|
Ather 340 Variants
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|Features||Ather 340 Rs. 1.10 lakh View On Road Price|
|No Of Gears||-|
|Top speed||75 Kmph / 70 Kmph|
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Ather 340 Highlights
The Ather 340’s design is all about clean lines. It allows the company to showcase its premium quality parts and panels. The electric scooter features a narrow and minimalistic design helped with LED lighting. The most striking part of the bike has to be the LED tail lamp and turn indicators that run across the rear portion of the bike. Star Wars fans will love the franchisee’s easter eggs integrated into the design. This is one of the most technologically advanced scooter available in the market today. It boasts a 7-inch touchscreen display and comes with an in-built GSM connection that powers Ather’s own navigation interface. The display, besides your speed and range shows the scooter’s vital statistics using data from 46 sensors on the scooter including a 6-axis IMU. All the data received via cloud computing, is used by Ather to study your usage pattern and develop an algorithm for optimal usage. Cloud computing also allows Ather to send software updates remotely resulting in a hassle experience.
The 340's BDLC motor is capable of 2.8kW of sustained power (4kW peak). While it might not seem like much, it makes 20Nm of torque, which is as much as some 200-250cc bikes. According to Ather, the 340 can do a 0-40kmph sprint in 5.1 seconds and climb 15-degree steep gradients. Ather claims a top speed of 80kmph. The lithium-ion battery pack is rated at 1.92kWh that gives an ARAI-claimed range of 86km. Ather, meanwhile, says that the 340 should deliver a range of 60km in Eco mode and 50km in Power mode in real world conditions. The 340 weighs 118kg which is slightly more than your conventional scooter. Other conventional bits include telescopic front forks and a centrally-mounted monoshock that delivers quite an impressive ride. Braking is via a 200mm front disc and a 190mm rear disc with combined braking system as standard.
The Okinawa Praise electric scooter’s highlight has to be its claimed range of 170-200km per charge for its 72V/45Ah VRLA battery powered version. The range wont change with the soon to come lithium-ion model, which is a real world claimed 78km in sport mode and 110km in eco mode. The VRLA battery takes 6-8 hours to fully charge. Okinawa claims a top speed of 75kmph in ‘Turbo’ mode. You also have the option of switching to ‘Eco’ and ‘Sporty’ modes. The Praise gets interesting features like gas-charged front telescopic forks and a twin-disc setup on one side of the front wheel. For a detailed Road Test Review, click here.
Twenty Two Motors Flow
The Twenty Two Motors Flow gets a commendable range of 160km from its lithium-ion dual-battery setup. The Bosch-developed DC motor produces a massive 90Nm of torque at 100rpm. This helps propel the scooter to a claimed top speed of 60kmph. The battery can be charged up to 70per cent in an hour using fast charging. Furthermore, the front and rear discs come with regenerative braking, which recycles 6 per cent of the battery capacity. The scooter is suspended on telescopic front forks and dual rear hydraulic suspension. The Flow is only available online through Twenty Two Motor's E-commerce website.
The asking price of Rs 1,09,750 (on-road) might seem excessive, but then it is aimed at a niche audience. Think of it as a Tesla of two wheelers where you pay for premium quality bits, looks and advanced features. It promises to offer an ownership experience that not just matches that of a conventional scooter, but also betters it.