Ather Energy raises $128M led by NIIFL’s SOF, Hero MotoCorp

Ather Energy today announced that it has completed a Series E funding round in which it has raised $128 million with National Investment and Infrastructure Fund Limited’s (NIIFL) Strategic Opportunities Fund (SOF), and Hero MotoCorp, a significant shareholder of Ather, and additional investors. Continue reading “Ather Energy raises $128M led by NIIFL’s SOF, Hero MotoCorp”

Ather Energy announces second manufacturing plant in Hosur, plans for total annual production capacity of 4 lakh units

Ather Energy, makers of 450, 450 Plus and 450X electric scooter, has announced its second electric vehicle manufacturing plant in Hosur, Tamil Nadu. The factory is capable of annual production of 280,000 electric scooters, so it will have cumulative annual production capacity of 400,000 units, including the current production capacity of 120,000 units in its first plant which is spread over 1,23,000 sq. ft. Continue reading “Ather Energy announces second manufacturing plant in Hosur, plans for total annual production capacity of 4 lakh units”

Simple One Electric Scooter with 105km top speed, up to 236KM range, removable battery pack launched in India for Rs. 1.10 lakh

Simple Energy, a new start up, has launched the Simple One, the company’s first electric scooter in India.  It has a patented PMSM motor with up to 4.5 KW nominal power and 72NM peak torque that can go from 0 to 40kmph in just 2.95 seconds and has a top speed of 105kmph with 100/80-12F & (with 110/80-12) R tyres and 98Kmph with 90/90-12 F&R tyres. There are Four modes – Eco, Ride, Dash and Sonic. The scooter has IP67 ratings for the whole scooter, battery pack and the display and a gradability of 20°. Continue reading “Simple One Electric Scooter with 105km top speed, up to 236KM range, removable battery pack launched in India for Rs. 1.10 lakh”

Ola S1 and S1 Pro with up to 115kmph top speed, up to 181 KM range, voice recognition launched starting at Rs. 99,999

Ola Electric just launched its first electric scooter, the Ola S1 in India. There is also an S1 Pro model with upgraded specifications. It has a powerful Hyperdrive motor with up to 8.5kW peak power and 58NM peak torque that can go from 0 to 40kmph in just 3 seconds, 0 to 60kmph in just 5 seconds and has a top speed of 115kmph, faster than the Ather 450X. There are three modes – Normal, Sport and Hyper, and there is also cruise control that maintains the same speed with a press of a button. Continue reading “Ola S1 and S1 Pro with up to 115kmph top speed, up to 181 KM range, voice recognition launched starting at Rs. 99,999”

Ather 450X update brings Bluetooth-based Music and Call controls; Ather App revamped

Ather Energy launched the 450X last year with Bluetooth support, now the Atherstack has released its 13th OTA (Over the Air) update Atherstack Atom that enables the Bluetooth based Music & Call feature on the Ather 450X. The update also includes revamped Ather App for Android and iOS devices. Continue reading “Ather 450X update brings Bluetooth-based Music and Call controls; Ather App revamped”

Ather Energy begins production at 123,000 sqft. EV manufacturing facility in Hosur, Tamil Nadu

Ather Energy, makers of 450X electric scooter, has commenced production of their electric vehicles and batteries at their new EV manufacturing facility in Hosur, Tamil Nadu. The factory is spread over 1,23,000 sq. ft. and will have an annual capacity of 1,10,000 scooters and 1,20,000 battery packs.

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Ather 450X Ride Experience: Warp Mode Is The Real Deal!

Electric vehicles are becoming popular day-by-day with more automobile manufacturers venturing into the segment and consumers adopting the same as well. One such popular Indian electric vehicle company Ather Energy revolutionized the EV segment in India with the launch of Ather 450 EV back in 2018. Fast forward to 2020, the company unveiled the upgraded version of its popular EV – the Ather 450X with built-in 4G, Bluetooth, Warp Mode, and more. I got to test ride the vehicle for some time and in this article, I’ll share the ride experience, what’s new on the dashboard, and more.

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Ather 450X Collector’s Edition Series 1 with black body color, translucent rear panels unveiled

Ather Energy has finally unveiled the Collector’s Edition Ather 450X, which it is calling Series 1, after it went on pre-order back in January. This limited edition version that comes with High-gloss, metallic, black body and translucent panels is only available for those who pre-ordered the 450X even before its unveil on January 28th 2020. It’s not available for purchase by other customers at this point, said the company. Continue reading “Ather 450X Collector’s Edition Series 1 with black body color, translucent rear panels unveiled”

Ather 450x to roll out in several cities starting from November

Ather Energy launched the Ather 450X with built-in 4G, Wi-Fi support, 85 km range, new 21700 battery, and one of the quickest accelerations of 6.5 seconds from 0-60 km/hr back in January, and said that it will go on sale from July 2020, after delays the company said that it will roll out from starting November 2020. Continue reading “Ather 450x to roll out in several cities starting from November”

Ather now lets you exchange your old bike/scooter for Ather 450

Ather Energy, the makers of the popular Ather 450 electric scooters has launched new Ather Exchange Programme  in partnership with CredR so that you can exchange your old two-wheeler for a new Ather 450 electric scooter. Continue reading “Ather now lets you exchange your old bike/scooter for Ather 450”

Ather 450x with built-in 4G and Bluetooth launched starting at Rs. 99,000 with additional monthly subscription packs

Ather just launched 450x smart electric scooter at an event in Delhi as it had promised. It comes with a range of 85 km with new 21700 battery, and one of the quickest accelerations of 6.5 seconds from 0-60 km/hr. It also has faster charging at 1.5km/ minute. The new model comes with built-in 4G and Wi-Fi support, thanks to Snapdragon 212 processor, compared to 3G in 450 and built-in Bluetooth as well as three new colors. Continue reading “Ather 450x with built-in 4G and Bluetooth launched starting at Rs. 99,000 with additional monthly subscription packs”

Ather 450X upgraded version of Ather 450 launching on January 28

Update: January 17, 2020 — Ather today confirmed that it will launch the Ather 450X at an event in Delhi on January 28th. It will be streaming the official unveil. The invite says “Super quick, super intelligent and super connected, the super scooter is on its way”.

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Ather 450 deliveries begin in Chennai, will launch in Hyderabad next

Ather Energy unveiledthe Ather 450 in Chennai back in July, and also started pre-orders. At that time it said that the first batch of vehicles will be delivered in September, but after a slight delay in the production line the company has started deliveries for first batch in Chennai today. Ather CEO and co-founder Tarun Mehta, handed over the keys to the owners at Ather Space, Chennai. Continue reading “Ather 450 deliveries begin in Chennai, will launch in Hyderabad next”

Ather 450 will now cost Rs. 1.22 lakhs in Chennai after GST reduction

Update: August 1, 2019 — Ather today confirmed that the Ather 450 will cost Rs. 1,22,224 on road in Chennai after GST revision from 12% to 5% on electric vehicles that comes in effect from today. In Bengaluru it will cost Rs. 1,13,715.

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Ather Energy raises $51 million in latest funding led by Flipkart’s co-founder Sachin Bansal

Ather Energy, the Bengaluru based company known for its range of electric scooters has been gradually expanding its presence in the country, with Chennai being the second city after Bengaluru. Today, the company raised an investment of $51 million in its latest round of funding, led by Flipkart’s co-founder Sachin Bansal’s investment of $32 million.

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