Ather Energy S340 India’s first electric scooter announced

Ather Energy has introduced S340, a smart electric scooter that is ‘Made in India’. It is powered by a Lithium Ion battery and offers a top speed of 72 kmph and a range upto 60 kms.

Ather S340

The start-up was founded in 2013 by IIT alumni Tarun Mehta and Swapnil Jain. The S340 electric scooter comes equipped with IP67-rated battery pack that is claimed to have a life cycle of 50,000 kms and a life span of 5-6 years. The electric scooter achieves an 80% charge in 50 minutes in fast charging mode and can be charged from any 5A normal socket in normal mode. The vehicle sports a touchscreen dashboard that integrates cloud based data to help personalize the consumer ride experience.

It offers features like user profile based sign in, on board navigation, pre-configured drive modes like sport and economy. The dashboard can be integrated with the S340 Mobile App that keeps the rider connected with the vehicle, to configure ride and profile preferences and sync navigation routes remotely. It even offers predictive analytics and aggregation of ride statistics enable customized recommendations. The S340 electric sccoter comes with zero lateral weight offset, a low centre of gravity and intuitive LED lights that respond to ambient light conditions.

Ather S340-1

Production of the S340 electric scooter will begin by end of this year. The company will embrace an online-only purchase model with doorstep delivery and service. Pre-ordering will be open in the cities of Bangalore, Chennai and Pune in the next quarter. Test rides for the new electric scooter will begin in the next few months at the company’s upcoming experience centres.

Tarun Mehta, CEO & Co-Founder said in a statement,

The future will be connected and inevitably electric and the Ather S340 has been built as a manifestation of this philosophy. It is an unapologetically electric vehicle, it has been designed and built mostly in-house with engineering precision.

Author: Sneha Bokil

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