Chennai Gets Charged Up With Ather e-Scooters
- Oct 22, 2019
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With the arrival of the Revolt RV 400 and the 22Kymco iFlow, the Ather 450 has finally found worthy competitors. The newcomers do boast of better range figures, with the Revolt receiving an ARAI-certified range figure of 156km. To stack up against them a bit better, Ather has managed to boost its product’s range capabilities from 65km to 75km with a little software trickery.
Ather will be rolling out the new ‘Eco’ riding mode soon, which will curb the torque to cap off the top speed at 45kmph. Admittedly, this mode would boost the range by just 10km but that is still a significant distance when it comes to EVs and their range crises.
You cannot get it just yet. Ather has to send the 450 again for homologation as it involves change in the performance behavior of the scooter. Once homologated, new 450s will be getting the riding mode without any fuss. Ather is still awaiting confirmation from the homologation agencies for providing this update to older models. We should have more clarity on the same very soon.
Ather also recently revealed the cumulative ride statistics of its customers upon the completion of its first year. The total distance covered by all of its scooters so far has exceeded 6 lakh kilometres, which is pretty impressive for a small upstart competing against the Goliaths of the two-wheeler industry. Expect this figure to soar higher with this new update and also with its expansion into newer cities.
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